Eudora Welty: The Eye of the Photographer

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association Meeting
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Eudora Welty Society Call for Papers

In 1944, Eudora Welty remarked “if you click your camera at something, people from nowhere run up and ask ‘Why did you take that?’”

The motivational impulse, artistic composition, cultural context, and sociological importance of Welty’s photographs have all received scholarly attention since the 1971 first publication of her photobook One Time, One Place. Our 2019 ALA panel invites further new work on Welty’s photography.  Proposals may include the relation of her photography to biography, literature, art history, to photographic technique, genre, and history, as well as to such topics as memory, location, and racial representation.

Please send titled proposals  (~300 words) for this session to Annette Trefzer at by Dec 1.  Immediate expressions of interest are very much welcome.