Eudora Welty's fiction and photography : the body of the other woman / Harriet Pollack.
Drawing on the context in which the protection of the white female body is linked with guarding the U.S. southern body politic, Harriet Pollack traces a pattern in Eudora Welty's fiction in which a sheltered middle-class daughter is disturbed or delighted by an other-class woman who takes pleas...
The University of Georgia Press,
|Series:||New southern studies.
- Preface. On accidental education and reading the body
- Introduction. Written on the symbolic body : reading the pattern of the other woman
- Part One. Understanding the body of the other woman. Other women's bodies in Welty's "Girl stories" : ladies, flashers, and the daring escape of female sheltering
- Welty's photography and the other woman
- Silence, sheltering, and exposure in "Music from Spain" and The bride of the Innisfallen and other stories : Eudora Welty in John Robinson's closet
- Part two. Controversies in Welty criticism : figuring the body. Was Welty a feminist? Wild-haired maternity, the freak body, and comedy
- "Before the indifferent beak could let her drop" : interrogating rape - comic and otherwise - in Welty's fiction
- The body of the other woman and the performance of race : what Welty knew
- Postscript. A last word on continuity and change in Welty's career.