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by Carly Schnitzler, Graduate Communications Editor

Dr. David A. Davis, assistant professor of English at Mercer University and UNC doctoral alumnus (PhD ’06), was awarded the Eudora Welty Prize during the 30th annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium last week at Mississippi University for Women for his book World War I and Southern Modernism, published by University Press of Mississippi last November. The Prize honors the late Mississippi University for Women alumna Eudora Welty by celebrating exceptional books of scholarship on Women’s Studies, Southern Studies, and/or Modern Letters.

Director of the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium, Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, said of Davis’ work: “His study, World War I and Southern Modernism, is a solid work of scholarship and is particularly timely this year, given the centenary of the end of that war. Davis’s presentation was highly informative and accessible and was well received at the symposium.”

In addition to his work on Southern Modernism, Davis is currently writing a book on sharecropping and Southern literature. He has published essays and reviews in numerous academic journals and edited or co-edited three other collections.

For more information on the prize and on Dr. Davis’ work, click here.

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