author of Eudora Welty and Surrealism
Saturday, Oct 26, 9 a.m. - Noon Poindexter Hall
Eudora Welty Prize winner, Stephen Fuller, will discuss Eudora Welty and Surrealism, which examines Welty’s most productive period, during which she wrote “A Curtain of Green,” “The Wide Net,” and “Delta Wedding,” among other books. Fuller chronicles Welty’s connections to the New York school of surrealists, including Salvador Dalí, Wallace Simpson, Elizabeth Arden, and Charles Henri Ford, a Columbus, Mississippi native who edited the influential surrealist journal View. Fuller ties Welty’s take on the Southern Gothic to these Surrealist influences and expands the scope of Welty scholarship in new international directions.