Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

Thomas Wolfe Society News

Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

Thomas Wolfe Society News

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Thomas Wolfe Society Officers, 2011-2013

President Paula G. Eckard, UNC Charlotte

(pgeckard@uncc.edu)

Vice President George Hovis, SUNY Oneonta

(george.hovis@oneonta.edu)

Treasurer Bob Powell, Birmingham, Michigan

(bob.r.powell@gm.com)

Secretary Bill Beltz, Bluffton, South Carolina

(wfbeltz@aol.com)

Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 24-26, 2013; Boise, Idaho): The Society held its thirty-fifth annual meeting at the Grove Hotel in Boise. On Friday afternoon--24 May--Society President Paula Eckard opened the meeting, and then Mary Aswell Doll read a passage from Of Time and the River for the prologue. A special presentation moderated by Robert G. Anthony Jr. followed--"Thomas Wolfe Comes Calling: A Visit with Vardis Fisher," a dramatic reading by Joseph M. Flora and Mark Canada. Robert Ensign moderated Session 1, which featured Bert Hitchcock ("To What Places We Are Transported: Ivan Doig and the "Locomotion' of Thomas Wolfe") and Gerry Max ("Royal Roads to Romance in the U.S.A.: Thomas Wolfe, Richard Halliburton, Eco-Tourism, and Eco-Poetry").

Session 2 was moderated by David Strange, and the speakers were Paula Gallant Eckard ("Thomas Wolfe and 'the great engine' of Johns Hopkins Hospital") and J. Todd Bailey ("'I must have some bod-dy ...': Emily O'Neill Davies Vanderbilt Thayer Whitfield and Thomas Wolfe"). In Session 3, George L. Fouke's presentation, "On the Trail of Wolfe's Western Journey," was delivered by session moderator George Hovis.

Poet and novelist Robert Morgan was scheduled to present a public lecture on Friday evening at the nearby Idaho State Capitol, with a reception to follow, but bad weather on the East

Coast prevented his flight from leaving. With the assistance of Idaho Public Television, a Skype session was set up in the capital's Abraham Lincoln Auditorium, and Morgan delivered his speech ("From the Blue Ridge to the Rocky Mountains: Thomas Wolfe and the American West") from his home. (Meeting attendees also received in their registration packets a numbered, limited-edition, letterpress-printed broadside of Morgan's new poem, "Ancient Talk of Mountains," written for the meeting. …

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