Some of the nation’s most highly regarded Eudora Welty scholars will share their enthusiasm for teaching the works of Welty at the Mississippi Book Festival August 18. Panelists are all among the contributors to a new book of essays from University Press of Mississippi entitled Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-first Century Approaches.¬†

Moderated by noted Welty biographer Suzanne Marrs, the panel will offer insights not only for classroom teachers but also for anyone wanting to enrich their Welty reading experience. They include Julia Eichelberger, Marybelle Higgins Howe Professor of Southern Literature at the College of Charleston and one of the book’s¬†editors (with Mae Miller Claxton); Harriet Pollack, Professor Emerita of English at Bucknell University; Pearl McHaney, Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature at Georgia State University; and Ebony Lumumba, Chairman of the English Department and Assistant Professor at Tougaloo College.

 

 

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