Eudora Welty Review 2023:

Volume 15 of EWR includes an essay by Katie Berry Frye on “A Piece of News” and the Ruth Vande Kieft award-winning essay by Pamela J. Merryman on The Shoe Bird; a cluster of essays on Welty and ecology including an essay by Jill Goad on The Golden Apples, Grace Perry McCright’s reading of “Moon Lake,” Nicole Salama’s essay on The Optimist’s Daughter, and Sarah Ford’s reading of Delta Wedding; notes on Welty and Bowen and Welty and Jewett, the transcription of an interview of Welty by Dick Cavett, a tribute to archivist Forrest Gayley, book reviews of Eudora Welty and Mystery, a volume edited by Jacob Agner and Harriet Pollack, and The Eye That Is Language: A Transatlantic View of Eudora Welty by Danièle Pitavy-Souques and regular features including Practical Matters and the Checklist of Scholarship. See full table of contents here.





We are excited to announce that the Eudora Welty Review has been chosen to join a group of journals at Project Muse in an open access project. If the journals as a group garner enough support (from individual hits to the database and library support), they will all move to open access in 2025. This could dramatically increase the exposure to Welty scholarship. We are still encouraging Welty scholars to subscribe to the print edition, which supports our efforts and the wonderful University of Pennsylvania Press that publishes the journal. Also, if you share an article from the journal with colleagues or students, please use your library’s link instead of a pdf, so that the usage is counted.

The Eudora Welty Review is proud to announce that Pei-Wen Clio Kao is the winner of the 2024 Eudora Welty Review Grant. Pei-Wen will be researching in the Mississippi Department of Archives & History and the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. Her project is a comparative study of William Faulkner and Eudora Welty, examining cityscapes and urban scenarios, with a focus on New Orleans. We look forward to hearing the results of Pei-Wen’s research project. Read more about the EWR grant here

Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) has announced that The Eudora Welty Digital Archives is now available to the public on the MDAH website. This digitization project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities with a matching contribution from the Eudora Welty Foundation. The Eudora Welty Digital Archive represents only a sample of Welty-related material housed at MDAH and features selections of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and other media related to Welty.