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EH-50366-13
Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor
Bruce Gentry, Georgia College and State University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=EH-50366-13

"Flannery O'Connor and Alice Walker: Region without Nostalgia" (Book Section)
Title: "Flannery O'Connor and Alice Walker: Region without Nostalgia"
Author: Monica C. Miller
Editor: Robert C. Evans
Abstract: Discusses similarities between Flannery O'Connor and Alice Walker's work through their portraits of the South.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/915509839
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Grey House Publishing, Inc.
Book Title: Critical Insights: Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 9781619258747

"Collards and Consumption in 'A Stroke of Good Fortune'" (Book Section)
Title: "Collards and Consumption in 'A Stroke of Good Fortune'"
Author: David A. Davis
Editor: Robert C. Evans
Abstract: Discusses Ruby's collard greens in "A Stroke of Good Fortune" as a symbol of the tension between persistence and change in the postwar South.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/915509839
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Grey House Publishing, Inc.
Book Title: Critical Insights: Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 9781619258747

"As If Silence Were a Language: Silences and Ellipses in Flannery O'Connor" (Book Section)
Title: "As If Silence Were a Language: Silences and Ellipses in Flannery O'Connor"
Author: Jimmy Dean Smith
Editor: Robert C. Evans
Abstract: Discusses silence in Flannery O'Connor's fiction.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/915509839
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Grey House Publishing, Inc.
Book Title: Critical Insights: Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 9781619258747

"From Earth to Eternity: Ecocritical Approaches to 'Greenleaf' and 'A View of the Woods'" (Book Section)
Title: "From Earth to Eternity: Ecocritical Approaches to 'Greenleaf' and 'A View of the Woods'"
Author: Christine Flanagan
Editor: Robert C. Evans
Abstract: Discusses two short stories in an ecocritical approach.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/915509839
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Grey House Publishing, Inc.
Book Title: Critical Insights: Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 9781619258747

"Black Doubling in Flannery O'Connor's 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'" (Book Section)
Title: "Black Doubling in Flannery O'Connor's 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'"
Author: Colleen Warren
Editor: Robert C. Evans
Abstract: Discusses the black doubling O'Connor establishes between Walter and his family's black hired hand in "Why Do the Heathen Rage?".
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/915509839
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Grey House Publishing, Inc.
Book Title: Critical Insights: Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 9781619258747

"'A Dialogue Between Above and Below': Flannery O'Connor, Martin Buber, and 'Revelation' after the Holocaust" (Article)
Title: "'A Dialogue Between Above and Below': Flannery O'Connor, Martin Buber, and 'Revelation' after the Holocaust"
Author: George Piggford, C.S.C.
Abstract: Discusses Flannery O'Connor's knowledge of works by Martin Buber and their influence on "Revelation."
Year: 2015
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Flannery O'Connor Review
Publisher: Georgia College

"Seeing Potential in the Heathen: Flannery O'Connor's Unfinished Novel" (Article)
Title: "Seeing Potential in the Heathen: Flannery O'Connor's Unfinished Novel"
Author: Colleen Warren
Abstract: Discusses the protagonist of "Why Do the Heathen Rage?" (O'Connor's unfinished final novel).
Year: 2015
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Flannery O'Connor Review
Publisher: Georgia College

"In Memoriam: On O'Connor's Induction into the American Poets Corner" (Article)
Title: "In Memoriam: On O'Connor's Induction into the American Poets Corner"
Author: Alison Arant
Abstract: Discusses the author's time spent at the 2014 NEH Summer Institute and also O'Connor's induction into the American Poets Corner in November of 2014.
Year: 2015
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Flannery O'Connor Review
Publisher: Georgia College

"Flannery" (Article)
Title: "Flannery"
Author: Bruce Henderson
Abstract: A satirical poem about Flannery O'Connor.
Year: 2015
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Flannery O'Connor Review
Publisher: Georgia College

"All Crammed Together in a Box Car: The Use of Holocaust Imagery in Flannery O'Connor" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "All Crammed Together in a Box Car: The Use of Holocaust Imagery in Flannery O'Connor"
Author: Alison Staudinger
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/17/2015

"The Historical/Ahistorical Guizac and the Great Displaced" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "The Historical/Ahistorical Guizac and the Great Displaced"
Author: James B. Potts III
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/17/2015

"Black Doubling as Self-Knowledge in Flannery O'Connor's 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Black Doubling as Self-Knowledge in Flannery O'Connor's 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'"
Author: Colleen Warren
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/17/2015

"Choose Your Own O'Connor" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Choose Your Own O'Connor"
Author: Gina Caison
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/18/2015

"Teaching Flannery O'Connor Before and After the Civil Rights Movement" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Teaching Flannery O'Connor Before and After the Civil Rights Movement"
Author: David A. Davis
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/18/2015

"Teaching O'Connor in the Age of Trigger Warnings" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Teaching O'Connor in the Age of Trigger Warnings"
Author: Rhonda Armstrong
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/18/2015

"Unearthing the 'Master Class' of Caroline Gordon and Flannery O'Connor: A Correspondence of Craft, or an (Unwitting) Ecofeminist Exchange?" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Unearthing the 'Master Class' of Caroline Gordon and Flannery O'Connor: A Correspondence of Craft, or an (Unwitting) Ecofeminist Exchange?"
Author: Christine Flanagan
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/18/2015

"'A glutton for Scotch oatmeal cookies and erotic thought': Flannery, Freud, and Iowa's Cold War Legacy in the Wise Blood Manuscripts" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "'A glutton for Scotch oatmeal cookies and erotic thought': Flannery, Freud, and Iowa's Cold War Legacy in the Wise Blood Manuscripts"
Author: Jordan Cofer
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/18/2015

"Flannery O'Connor and Donna Tartt: Portrayal and Pursuit of the Sublime" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Flannery O'Connor and Donna Tartt: Portrayal and Pursuit of the Sublime"
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/19/2015

"Regionalism and Nostalgia in O'Connor and Munro" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Regionalism and Nostalgia in O'Connor and Munro"
Author: Alison Arant
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/19/2015

"O'Connor and Louise Fitzhugh" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "O'Connor and Louise Fitzhugh"
Author: Bruce Henderson
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/19/2015

"Below the Blue: The Drowned Landscape in Flannery O'Connor and Harriette Simpson Arnow" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Below the Blue: The Drowned Landscape in Flannery O'Connor and Harriette Simpson Arnow"
Author: Jimmy Dean Smith
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/19/2015

"The Language of the Triptych: Katherine Anne Porter's Pale Horse, Pale Rider and Flannery O'Connor's 'Revelation,' 'Parker's Back,' and 'Judgment Day'" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "The Language of the Triptych: Katherine Anne Porter's Pale Horse, Pale Rider and Flannery O'Connor's 'Revelation,' 'Parker's Back,' and 'Judgment Day'"
Author: Ruth Reiniche
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/19/2015

Creative Nonfiction Presentation,"Pedaling Towards Revelation: My Summer at the NEH O'Connor Institute" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Creative Nonfiction Presentation,"Pedaling Towards Revelation: My Summer at the NEH O'Connor Institute"
Author: Ben Saxton
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
Date: 9/19/2015

Open Discussion (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Open Discussion
Author: Jordan Cofer
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Presented at the conference "Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers" at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA. About O'Connor's newly available resources at Emory University's MARBL.
Date: 9/17/2015

“Flannery O’Connor and The Seventh Seal of Ingmar Bergman” (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “Flannery O’Connor and The Seventh Seal of Ingmar Bergman”
Author: Carol Shloss
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in Boston, MA. Discussed O'Connor and Ingmar Bergman.
Date: 5/22/2015

“Characters as Trees Walking: Denaturalizing Narrative in Flannery O’Connor” (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “Characters as Trees Walking: Denaturalizing Narrative in Flannery O’Connor”
Author: Carol Shloss
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Discussed ecology in O'Connor's "A View of the Woods."
Date: 2/27/2016

"Keepers of the Word: Flannery O' Connor's Literary Executors and the Estate" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Keepers of the Word: Flannery O' Connor's Literary Executors and the Estate"
Author: Carol Shloss
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Date: 5/27/2016

"The Misfit's Playhouse: Flannery O'Connor as Puppet Theatre" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "The Misfit's Playhouse: Flannery O'Connor as Puppet Theatre"
Author: Bruce Henderson
Abstract: Presented at the National Communication Association. About author's one-man show with puppets, which was both a personal narrative about the NEH Institute and integrated selections by O'Connor. Presented the entire 45-minute show at the Patti Pace Performance Festival in Feb. 2016 at Georgia Southern University.
Date: 11/20/2015

"Flannery Fandom" (Blog Post)
Title: "Flannery Fandom"
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Online column
Date: 12/23/2015
Primary URL: http://andalusiafarm.org/
Website: Andalusia, Home of Flannery O'Connor

"In Defense of the Irritated Young Woman" (Blog Post)
Title: "In Defense of the Irritated Young Woman"
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Online column
Date: 9/14/2015
Primary URL: http://theflanneryoconnorsociety.com/index.html
Website: The Flannery O'Connor Society

"Flannery and Her Mother" (Blog Post)
Title: "Flannery and Her Mother"
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Online column
Date: 10/1/2014
Primary URL: http://andalusiafarm.org/
Website: Andalusia, Home of Flannery O'Connor

"Never Been Anywhere but Sick: Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor's Sense of Place" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Never Been Anywhere but Sick: Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor's Sense of Place"
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Presented at the Southern American Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Date: 2/20/2015

"'Today I have Proved Myself a Glutton': Gluttony in 'The Lame Shall Enter First'" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "'Today I have Proved Myself a Glutton': Gluttony in 'The Lame Shall Enter First'"
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association Symposium in San Antonio, TX.
Date: 2/26/2015

"Georgia Blood and Southern Love: Lost in the Stacks Live!" (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: "Georgia Blood and Southern Love: Lost in the Stacks Live!"
Writer: Monica Miller (speaker)
Abstract: WREK Radio
Date: 3/1/2016
Format: Radio

"Lost in the Stacks: Flannery O'Connor" (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: "Lost in the Stacks: Flannery O'Connor"
Writer: Monica Miller (speaker)
Abstract: WREK Radio, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: 8/7/2015

"The Friendliest Bed in Town: Milledgeville, Prostitution, and Leora Watts" (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: "The Friendliest Bed in Town: Milledgeville, Prostitution, and Leora Watts"
Writer: Monica Miller (speaker)
Abstract: Andalusia Lecture Series, February Four
Date: 2/14/2016
Primary URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/andalusia-wise-pod/id957920196
Primary URL Description: Podcast available through iTunes.
Format: Web

"Flannery O'Connor" (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Flannery O'Connor"
Abstract: Brooks and Warren Literati Dinner, LSU Department of English
Author: Monica Miller
Date: 4/16/2015
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

ENGL 1102, American Gothic (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: ENGL 1102, American Gothic
Author: Monica Miller
Abstract: Taught O'Connor in course, Georgia Tech
Year: 2015
Audience: Undergraduate

"Bird by Bird: Unearthing the Master Class of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon" (Blog Post)
Title: "Bird by Bird: Unearthing the Master Class of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon"
Author: Christine Flanagan
Abstract: Online column
Date: 12/21/2015
Primary URL: http://theflanneryoconnorsociety.com/index.html
Secondary URL: http://http://theflanneryoconnorsociety.com/1/post/2015/09/bird-by-bird-unearthing-the-master-class-of-flannery-oconnor-and-caroline-gordon.html
Website: Flannery O'Connor Society

"Negotiating the Private/Public Influence: Caroline Gordon and Flannery O'Connor's Master Class (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Negotiating the Private/Public Influence: Caroline Gordon and Flannery O'Connor's Master Class
Author: Christine Flanagan
Abstract: Presented at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Date: 11/5/2015

"Unearthing the Master Class: The Lost Correspondence of Caroline Gordon and Flannery O'Connor" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Unearthing the Master Class: The Lost Correspondence of Caroline Gordon and Flannery O'Connor"
Author: Christine Flanagan
Abstract: Presented as a poster presentation at the University of the Sciences Research Day.
Date: 4/6/2016

"The Mentor in Milledgeville: Caroline Gordon at Andalusia" (Blog Post)
Title: "The Mentor in Milledgeville: Caroline Gordon at Andalusia"
Author: Christine Flanagan
Abstract: On the Andalusia Farm blog.
Date: 6/24/2016
Primary URL: http://andalusiafarm.blogspot.com/
Website: Andalusia, Home of Flannery O'Connor

"Mother/Daughter Doubling in 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Mother/Daughter Doubling in 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'"
Author: Colleen Warren
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association Symposium in San Antonio, TX.
Date: 2/25/2016

"Beyond Violence: New Patterns in O'Connor's 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Beyond Violence: New Patterns in O'Connor's 'Why Do the Heathen Rage?'"
Author: Colleen Warren
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA.
Date: 5/22/2015

"Flannery O'Connor, Hillbilly Novelist" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Flannery O'Connor, Hillbilly Novelist"
Author: Jimmy Dean Smith
Abstract: Presented at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference in Johnson City, TN.
Date: 3/27/2015

"....: Silences and Ellipses in Flannery O'Connor" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "....: Silences and Ellipses in Flannery O'Connor"
Author: Jimmy Dean Smith
Abstract: Presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in Louisville, KY.
Date: 2/26/2015

"Flannery O'Connor's Temptations of the Flesh" (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Flannery O'Connor's Temptations of the Flesh"
Abstract: Presented as a faculty lecture at Union College.
Author: Jimmy Dean Smith
Date: 11/1/2014
Location: Union College

"Mary Flannery O'Connor at Sorrel Farm" (Blog Post)
Title: "Mary Flannery O'Connor at Sorrel Farm"
Author: Jimmy Dean Smith
Abstract: Online column
Date: 6/26/2015
Primary URL: http://andalusiafarm.blogspot.com/
Website: Andalusia, Home of Flannery O'Connor

"First There Is a Mountain, Then There Is No Mountain, Then There Is" (Blog Post)
Title: "First There Is a Mountain, Then There Is No Mountain, Then There Is"
Author: Jimmy Dean Smith
Abstract: Online column
Date: 11/8/2015
Primary URL: http://andalusiafarm.blogspot.com/
Website: Andalusia, Home of Flannery O'Connor

"Visions of Hell in Flannery O'Connor" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Visions of Hell in Flannery O'Connor"
Author: George Piggford
Abstract: Presented at the Northeast Christianity and Literature Conference at Gordon College, MA.
Date: 11/7/2014

"Flannery O'Connor, Gabriel Marcel, and the Broken State of the World" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Flannery O'Connor, Gabriel Marcel, and the Broken State of the World"
Author: George Piggford
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association Symposium of God and the American Writer in San Antonio, TX.
Date: 2/26/2015

"Strangers to Grace: Social Scientists in Gabriel Marcel and Flannery O'Connor" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Strangers to Grace: Social Scientists in Gabriel Marcel and Flannery O'Connor"
Author: George Piggford
Abstract: Presented at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences Conference at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, ON
Date: 5/30/2015

"Slavoj Žižek's Passion (for the Real) and Flannery O'Connor's Hermaphrodite" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Slavoj Žižek's Passion (for the Real) and Flannery O'Connor's Hermaphrodite"
Author: George Piggford
Abstract: Presented at "The Unorthodox Orthodoxy: Catholicism, Modernisms and the Avant-Garde" at the University of Notre Dame Centre in London, UK.
Date: 9/25/2015

The Book of Hulga (Book)
Title: The Book of Hulga
Author: Rita Mae Reese
Editor: Ronald Wallace (series editor)
Abstract: A book of poetry inspired by Flannery O'Connor. Illustrations by Julie Franki
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/926050362
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780299308148

"Reading Race and Political Violence; Flannery O'Connor" (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: "Reading Race and Political Violence; Flannery O'Connor"
Author: Alison Staudinger
Abstract: Panel organized for the American Literature Association annual conference in May of 2015.
Date Range: May 2015
Location: Boston, MA

"Political Violence in Flannery O'Connor with Hannah Arendt" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Political Violence in Flannery O'Connor with Hannah Arendt"
Author: Alison Staudinger
Abstract: Presented at the Western Political Science Association conference in San Diego, CA.
Date: 3/25/2015

"Superfluous Labor: Reading Flannery O'Connor with Hannah Arendt" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Superfluous Labor: Reading Flannery O'Connor with Hannah Arendt"
Author: Alison Staudinger
Abstract: Presented at the American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, MA.
Date: 5/22/2015

"Collards and Consumption in O'Connor's 'A Stroke of Good Fortune'" (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Collards and Consumption in O'Connor's 'A Stroke of Good Fortune'"
Abstract: Public talk at Andalusia Farm in Milledgeville, GA.
Author: David A. Davis
Date: 5/22/2015
Location: Milledgeville, GA

“O’Connor and Objects: Eyeglasses” (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “O’Connor and Objects: Eyeglasses”
Author: Cassandra Nelson
Abstract: Presented at The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference in Boston, MA.
Date: 3/10/2016

“The Human Eye and the Camera Eye: Flannery O’Connor’s Ethics and Aesthetics of Seeing” (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “The Human Eye and the Camera Eye: Flannery O’Connor’s Ethics and Aesthetics of Seeing”
Author: Cassandra Nelson
Abstract: Presented at the South Central Modern Language Association 72nd Annual Conference at Vanderbilt University.
Date: 11/2/2015

“Richard Wright, Flannery O’Connor, and the ‘Near Enemy’ of Civil Rights” (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “Richard Wright, Flannery O’Connor, and the ‘Near Enemy’ of Civil Rights”
Author: Rachel Watson
Abstract: Presented at the 26th Annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA.
Date: 5/22/2015

Rachel Watson (Staff/Faculty/Fellow Position)
Name: Rachel Watson
Abstract: Joined the faculty in the English Department at Howard University as an Assistant Professor of American Literature.
Year: 2015

ENGL 4950: Flannery O'Connor (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: ENGL 4950: Flannery O'Connor
Author: Rhonda Armstrong
Abstract: Spring 2015, Augusta University
Year: 2015
Audience: Undergraduate

Single Author: Flannery O'Connor (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Single Author: Flannery O'Connor
Author: Gina Caison
Abstract: Fall 2015, Georgia State University
Year: 2015
Audience: Undergraduate

The Objects of O’Connor: A Roundtable Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: The Objects of O’Connor: A Roundtable Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor
Author: Gina Caison
Abstract: Roundtable organized for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, March 2016. The organizer also presented a paper during the roundtable about "the feather" in O'Connor.
Date Range: 3/10/2016
Location: Boston University

"Mrs. May’s Dark Night in Flannery O’Connor’s 'Greenleaf'” (Article)
Title: "Mrs. May’s Dark Night in Flannery O’Connor’s 'Greenleaf'”
Author: George Piggford
Abstract: Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Greenleaf” was significantly influenced by her engagement with the notion of the “dark night of the soul,” which is closely associated with the Christian mysticism of St. John of the Cross. O’Connor became familiar with the dark night through her reading of Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism not long before the composition of “Greenleaf.” The story incorporates imagery from St. John’s poem “On a Dark Night” as well as its source text, the Song of Songs chapters 2 and 3. Mrs. May, the protagonist of “Greenleaf,” undergoes a somewhat ironized version of the dark night over the course of the narrative. Her ultimate experience of mystical union is conditioned and even produced by the story’s “sacralizing” use of free indirect discourse.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://cal.sagepub.com/content/65/4/397.abstract
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Christianity & Literature
Publisher: SAGE Publications

"Slavoj Žižek’s Passion (for the Real) and Flannery O'Connor's Hermaphrodite" (Article)
Title: "Slavoj Žižek’s Passion (for the Real) and Flannery O'Connor's Hermaphrodite"
Author: George Piggford
Abstract: Žižek has argued in his books on Christianity and modernity that institutional Catholic Christianity has placed its members in a double bind by insisting on belief in a nonexistent God of Being. The laws of this God of the Symbolic are perverse in that they impose impossible requirements on all believers. By the mid-twentieth century, however, Catholicism was experiencing the revolutionary reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Dogmatic Law at this time gave way to a renewed emphasis on the community of love associated in early Christianity with the Holy Spirit. This God of the Real is inherently Trinitarian: God-Father-Thing, Spirit as community of believers, and Christ as the imaginary Real gap between them. The American gothic writer Flannery O’Connor in her short story “A Temple of the Holy Ghost” provides a meditation on this Real Trinity. In O’Connor’s story a hermaphroditic circus freak becomes an emblem of the deadlock of sexual difference and a monstrous Christ-figure in the Žižekian sense. Its place is theologically incoherent and represents the passion for the Real emerging out of the perverse situation of mid-century Catholic orthodoxy.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://zizekstudies.org/index.php/IJZS/article/view/984
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: International Journal of Žižek Studies
Publisher: International Journal of Žižek Studies


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