2017 American Literature Association, Boston, May 25-27

New Welty Work in Progress: Articles and Dissertations on Eudora Welty
Chair: Julia Eichelberger, College of Charleston
1. “Hell Hath No Wrath: Angry Women in Eudora Welty’s Fiction,” Rebecca Mark, Tulane University
2. “The Dance of the Seven Veils: Captivity Narratives and Narrative Dissent in Eudora Welty’s The Robber Bridegroom,” Rebecca L. Harrison, University of West Georgia
3. “A Curtain of Blue: The Blues Aesthetic in Eudora Welty’s A Curtain of Green” Alicia Marie Venchuk, University of Mississippi
4. “Subversive Voices and Limits of Creativity: History, Gender, and Narrative Structures in Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding and William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying,” Michaela Plicková, Fulbright-Masaryk Scholar, Boston University & Charles University, Prague
5. “Smoking Guns: Welty, Whiteness, and the Chiaroscuro of Racism in 1960s Country Noir,” Jacob Agner, University of Mississippi

New Welty Work in Progress: Planned Books on Eudora Welty
Chair: Harriet Pollack, Bucknell University
1. “A Visual Mind: Welty’s Photography,” Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi
2. “The Still-Existing Parts of a Life”: The Friendship of Eudora Welty and Mary Louise Aswell, Elizabeth Crews, Blue Mountain College
3. “Reading the Past, Imagining the Future: Welty, Segregation, and Education,” Adrienne Akins Warfield, Mars Hill University
4. “Eudora Welty: Southern Modernism, Southern Modernity,” David McWhirter, Texas A&M University