Eudora Welty and Ecology

deadline for submissions: 
September 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Review
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The 2023 Eudora Welty Review will feature a special section dedicated to Welty and Ecology. Eudora Welty’s stories attest to her acute attention to the natural world, an interest fed in part by her devotion to her garden. Always careful, as she puts it, to depict “the moon in the right part of the sky,” Welty portrayed nature as both setting and agent. The EWR seeks essays that examine the intersection of Welty’s work with ecology, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and the ecogothic. Also of interest are essays exploring environmental concerns in Welty’s fiction, from the clear-cutting of farmland in the Delta to the logging in the hills of Mississippi. Papers that compare Welty’s works with those of other writers are welcome as well. Submissions are due September 1st, 2022. Accepted papers will be published spring 2023. Send any inquiries to sarah_ford@baylor.edu.