Dr. Randy Laist: Analysis of Welty’s A Worn Path

While we at EIL always encourage readers to perform their own analysis and develop their own ideas regarding our focus texts, we also believe that it can be helpful to learn from both the conclusions and methodologies of others. To that end, we are happy to recommend this video by Dr. Randy Laist from Goodwin College, in which he analyzes Eudora Welty’s short story, A Worn Path.


If you found this analysis of Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path to be helpful in understanding the story and characters, you may enjoy some of our other Introduction to Literature (E1) videos

You may also enjoy our presentation of Dr. Laist’s series on literary interpretation and analysis, the first video of which we are pleased to offer here.


You can find out more about the author of this story through the Eudora Welty Foundation,  or through the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s page for Welty, where you can learn about their various exhibits, and even schedule a tour of her house should you find yourself in the neighborhood.

Randy Laist is Professor of English at Goodwin College. Randy does research in Film and Literary Studies, Media Theory, and Educational Psychology. His books include Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s, and Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels. A number of his publications can be found via Google Scholar, which are indexed here.


When will you read Eudora Welty’s writing in Excellence in Literature?

You’ll study Welty as part of EIL 1.1 (Short Stories)

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