Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

English

Date of Award

5-2006

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Thomas A. Holmes

Committee Members

Michael A. Cody, Michael Smith

Abstract

Eudora Welty's brief photographic career offers valuable insight into the development of her literary voice. She discovers many of the distinguishing characters of her fiction during the 1930s while traveling through Mississippi writing articles for the Works Progress Administration and taking pictures of the people and places she encountered. Analyzing the connections between her first collection of photographs, One Time, One Place: Mississippi during the Depression: A Snapshot Album, and her first collection of short stories, A Curtain of Green, and Other Stories, reveals the writer's sympathetic attitude towards her characters, the prominence of place in her fiction, and her use of time in the telling of a story.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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