CFP: Eudora Welty (1/10/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Annette Trefzer
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Paper proposals are invited for an ALA session that explores Eudora

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 ALA session, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, seeks to

explore new topics, conversations and conflicts by situating Eudora

Welty in global literary, historical and cultural contexts. 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 250 word paper proposals electronically by January 10, 07
to Annette Trefzer: or send your proposal by mail to
Annette Trefzer, Department of English, University of Mississippi, University,
MS 38677 (phone: 662-915-7685, fax: 662-915-5787)

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