Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 28-30, 2010; Greenville, South Carolina)

Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 28-30, 2010; Greenville, South Carolina)

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Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 28-30, 2010; Greenville, South Carolina): Gathering in the town where Thomas Wolfe was once thrown in jail (an episode he fictionalized in Of Time and the River), the Society held its thirty-second annual meeting at Greenville's Hyatt Regency Hotel. On Friday morning, 28 May, the meeting opened with welcoming remarks by Society President David Radavich, the prologue (from Of Time and the River) read by Jan G. Hensley, and a presentation by Judith Bainbridge: "Thomas Wolfe's Greenville (Eugene Gant's Blackstone)." Session 1 moderator David Strange introduced Ruth Winchester Ware, who read her paper, "An Analysis of the Photographic Depiction of Thomas Wolfe's Southern Life." R. Wiley Cash Jr. followed with "I'll Take My (One Night) Stand: Thomas Wolfe's Noncommittal Relationship with the New South."

Session 2 that afternoon, moderated by Paula Eckard, featured papers by Harold Woodell ("Sense of Place, Family, and Sex in Chapter 12 of Look Homeward, Angel"), Joanne Marshall Mauldin ("The Man on the Wheel"), and Amelie Moisy ("Wolfe's 'Drug Store': Theme and Variation"). After a brief business meeting, Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr. delivered a "Featured Scholar Presentation," which was followed by a lively question-and-answer session. That evening, a chamber reading from Wolfe's Mannerhouse was performed before a large and appreciative audience. …

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