CFP: Global Connections: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; MLA '06)
Call for Papers: Global Connections: Eudora Welty
Paper proposals are invited for a special MLA session that explores
Welty's global connections in her work and / or with other writers
abroad. We seek new comparative theoretical approaches offering
provocative global, postcolonial, and post-regional insights into Welty.
This MLA session, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, seeks to
explore new topics, conversations and conflicts by situating Eudora
Welty in a global literary, historical and cultural context. What
happens to Welty's fiction when we take it out of the familiar
regional narratives of the South that have previously defined
it? How does a global comparative study of Welty answer her famous
question "what place has place in fiction?" What are the
methodological, theoretical, and literary repercussions of applying
postcolonial theory, border theory, or comparative studies to Welty's
work? In whose literary company does Welty appear from a most
unexpectedly new perspective?
Please submit 500 word abstracts by March 15, 2006 to Prof. Annette
Trefzer at the University of Mississippi via email: atrefzer_at_olemiss.edu .
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