Photographic Representations of the South: Eudora Welty and Doris Ulmann

Maher, Molly (2017) Photographic Representations of the South: Eudora Welty and Doris Ulmann. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Annette Trefzer from English, The University of Mississippi.

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Eudora Welty and Doris Ulmann both photographed African Americans living in the South during the 1930s. Ulmann photographed the unique Gullah community in South Carolina, documenting their agricultural work, religious traditions, and lifestyle. Welty photographed the African American community within her home state of Mississippi. Despite a parallel interest in subject matter, Welty stated that she did not like Ulmann’s photography. This thesis examines the differences between Welty and Ulmann’s techniques and their relationships to the South, their subjects, and literary texts in order to identify why Welty explicitly expressed a dislike for Ulmann’s photographs.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Maher, Molly
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in English
Thesis Advisor: Annette Trefzer
Thesis Advisor's Department: English
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Depositing User: Molly Maher
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 14:45
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 19:56

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