Saturday, December 6, 2008

Eudora Welty Session 1

Viewing "Eudora Welty: Confluence of Memories" then touring Eudora Welty's well-preserved home, we sat eager to listen to Dr. Polk and Dr. Prenshaw lead an interesting literary discussion on Miss Welty's texts today. Dr. Prenshaw gave insightful dialogue on the functions and components of an autobiography in regards to One Writer's Beginnings. Creating a social connection to self-portrait, Dr. Prenshaw identified the three selves: I the writer, I the narrator, and I the protagonist. Dr. Polk highlighted the significance of the title, The Memory, and the nosebleed in the story. Together Dr. Polk and Dr. Prenshaw contributed ideas and teaching applications for the folowing short stories:
  • The Whistle
  • The Key
  • Where is the Voice Coming From
  • A Memory

To reinforce the discussion, I have included a list of works mentioned today for outside reading.

  • The Liar's Club by Mary Karr
  • Agony at Galloway: One Church's Struggle with Social Change by W.J. Cunningham
  • The Yearling by Marjoire Kinnan Rawlings
  • Cross Creek by Marjoire Kinnan Rawlings
  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
Up for discussion at our next meeting are the following texts by Eudora Welty:
  • Why I live at P. O.
  • A Worn Path
  • Moon Lake
  • A Kin
  • The Demonstrators
  • Lily Daw

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