Flannery O'Connor Review

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We are always looking for scholarly articles on the work of Flannery O'Connor.  We request submission of articles by August 1st of each year to be considered for the upcoming volume.  Please follow our Submission Guidelines.

Sarah Gordon Award

Alessandro Matone, University of Milan (2023)

$500 prize for the best article written by a graduate student on Flannery O’Connor and/or southern studies

Guidelines for the 2024 award:

  • Each entrant must be a graduate student at some time between 1 Apr. and 10 Aug. 2024.
  • Articles must be submitted between 1 Apr. and 10 Aug. 2024, while the entrant is a graduate student, to be considered for the 2023 award.
  • The 2024 award will go to an article using any approach.
  •  All entries will be considered for publication in the Flannery O’Connor Review.
  • Articles must conform to the usual submission guidelines outlined in the Review.

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Sarah Gordon Award
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Inside Volume 19 (August 2021)

Irene Burgess and Isabelle Morris
“Creating the Andalusia Institute: An Interview with Irene Burgess’”

Amy Alznauer with illustrations by Ping Zhu
“The Lines that Create Motion: The Story Behind The Strange Birds of Flannery O’Connor: A Life

Song (Joseph) Cho
“The Vision of the Apostle John in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation’”

Arthur Wayne Glowka
“Visiting The Tower in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”: An Excerpt from “O’Connor ‘Midrash’”

Alex Taylor
“Listen here”: Sabbath Lily Hawks’s Prophetic Tales in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood

Matt Davis and Meghan Anderson
“Andalusia Exhibitions: Images of Understanding”
Jane Long Weatherred with Eleanor and Marie Bennett “Flannery O’Connor’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes Documented in the Bennett Sisters’ Diary”

Gary L. Kriewald
Poem: “Flannery Abroad”

Josephine Keese King

Margaret Earley Whitt
Review of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor


Jon Lance Bacon
Review of Ruth Reiniche’s Sign Language: Reading Flannery O’Connor’s Graphic Narrative

Nahali R. Croft
Review of Amy Alznauer and Ping Zhu’s The Strange Birds of Flannery O’Connor: A Life
Roger Stanley
Review of Reading Flannery O’Connor in Spain: From Andalusia to Andalucía

Sura P. Rath
Review of Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor

Lindsey Alexander
Review of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O’Connor

Avis Hewitt
Review of Peter C. Brown’s Listening for God: Malamud, O’Connor, Updike, and Morrison

Sarah Gordon
Review of Mab Segrest’s Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum

Katie Simon
Review of Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies

Hyoung Min Lee
Review of New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race
Gary M. Ciuba
Review of Walker Percy’s Symbol and Existence: A Study in Meaning: Explorations of Human Nature


Steven Savage
Review of Jenn Shapland’s My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

Marshall Bruce Gentry
Review of Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection and
Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers

Craig Amason
Review of Conversations with Ron Rash

Mary Alsobrooks
Review of Queering the South on Screen

Lauren Pilcher
Review of Ben Beard’s The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South On Screen

Margaret Earley Whitt
Chairs on the Porch

William Walsh
Cartoon: Andalusia Heaven

Past Conferences and NEH Institutes

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2015 O'Connor Conference

2014 NEH Institute

2011 O'Connor Conference

2008 O'Connor Conference

2007 NEH Institute

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Editorial Staff

Marshall Bruce Gentry

Assistant Editors
Jordan Cofer
Katie Simon

Associate Director for Special Collections
Nancy Davis Bray

Circulation Assistants
Mary Alsobrooks
Madeline Davis

Editorial Advisory Board
Derek Alderman
Frederick Asals
Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.
Jean W. Cash
Gary M. Ciuba
Robert Donahoo
Sarah Gordon
Thomas F. Haddox
Michael Kreyling
Carter W. Martin
Monica Carol Miller
Brian Abel Ragen
Sura P. Rath
Carol Loeb Shloss
Nagueyalti Warren
Louise Westling
Margaret Earley Whitt
Ralph C. Wood
Virginia Wray