Research & Writing Colloquium Recap

Research & Writing Colloquium Recap

Prof. Beres Rogers discussed her work on George Crabbe’s treatment of gender and intellectual disability. She will be presenting her thoughts at an international conference in late October. Prof. Julia Eichelberger elaborated on her research into Eudora Welty’s correspondence.

Prof. Kathleen Beres Rogers has been at the College since 2008. Her exploration of George Crabbe’s poem “The Poor of the Borough” focuses on the character Ellen Orford and her daughter. Through her deft analysis of the idiot maid trope, Rogers connects Crabbe’s portrayal of Ellen and her daughter to modern-day issues such as rape culture, the treatment of women, and our attitudes toward intellectual disability. She will present her findings at a conference later this fall.

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Prof. Julia Eichelberger joined the deparment in 1992. Many of her projects, past and present, have looked at the Southern writer Eudora Welty. At the colloquium, Eichelberger focused on Welty’s prolific correspondence and what these charming letters can tell us about her life as an artist. Eichelberger’s book Tell about Night Flowers illuminates Welty’s love of gardening and how gardening language in her letters often stands in for her creative process. Archival research is not easy, but as Eichelberger has shown it can yield rich insight.

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