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On Welty’s Use of Allusion: Expectations and Their Revision in “The Wide Net,” The Robber Bridegroom, and “At The Landing”

Harriet Pollack

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores Eudora Welty’s use of allusions in her work. It first maps out the process characteristically initiated by Welty’s allusions, and then examines the specific uses she makes of ... More


Indigenizing Welty

Mae Miller Claxton

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay argues for including an “indigenous perspective” in teaching all literature, but especially works by Eudora Welty. Welty’s knowledge of the indigenous history of Mississippi and especially ... More


Loch of the Rape: Welty Stories and Sexual Violence

Michael Kreyling

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Recent attention to sexual assaults on college and university campuses has led us to reconsider the psychological impact of what we teach on the students we teach. Statistical studies tell us that ... More


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