Flannery O'Connor Review

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Awards and Fellowships

Senior Fellowship
Sonja Schillings, 2018

Junior Fellowship
Cristina Sendra Ramos, 2018

Senior Fellowship Application
Junior Fellowship Application

Sarah Gordon Award
Huntley Hughes, 2019

Inside Volume 18 (August 2020)

Mark A. Noon

“Pigs in Space: Notes on Flannery O’Connor’s Pig Astronaut in ‘Revelation’”

Karl E. Martin

“Shutting Down the Open Road: Flannery O’Connor’s Influence on Bruce Springsteen’s Songwriting”

Huntley Hughes

“Fighting the World’s Overflow: Labor, Community, and Precarity in ‘The Displaced Person’”

Monica Carol Miller

“Converging: Reading Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker in the Multimodal Classroom”

Grace Kisa


Rachel Arteaga

“Love, Joy, Sorrow: The Summa Theologica and the Devotional Writing of Flannery O’Connor”


Special Feature:

“Flannery O’Connor and Disability Studies”

Bruce Henderson, Guest Editor

Bruce Henderson


Connie Chen

“The Deaths of Bishop Rayber: Drowning Normalcy in The Violent Bear It Away

Sonya Freeman Loftis

“The Word and the Flesh: Reading (and Misreading) Disability in O’Connor”

Bruce Henderson

“Flannery O’Connor and the Romance of Disability: The Crip/Queer Fictions of Joseph Torchia

and Brad Watson”


Charles Puckett

“The Story Behind the Story: Vera ‘Pete’ Puckett”

Marshall Bruce Gentry

“Remembering Josephine Keese King”

Josephine Keese King


Betty Littleton

“Remembering Cecil Dawkins, 1927-2019”

Jean W. Cash

Review of Good Things Out of Nazareth: The Uncollected Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Friends

William A. Richards

Review of Bishop Robert Barron’s Fulton J. Sheen: The Communicator & Flannery O’Connor: The Storyteller in Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, Lorraine V. Murray’s portion of the Leader Guide to Flannery O’Connor: The Storyteller, and Flannery O’Connor’s Flannery O’Connor Collection

Rita Mae Reese

Review of E. Jane Doering and Ruthann Knechel Johansen’s When Fiction & Philosophy Meet: A Conversation with Flannery O’Connor & Simone Weil

Alison Staudinger

Review of Jerome C. Foss’s Flannery O’Connor and the Perils of Governing by Tenderness

Roger Stanley

Review of Thomism, Law, and Grace in the Fiction of Flannery O’Connor, a Special Issue of Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture

Carole K. Harris

Review of William W. French’s Maryat Lee’s EcoTheater:  A Theater for the Twenty-First Century

Beauty Bragg

Review of Nagueyalti Warren’s Alice Walker’s Metaphysics: Literature of Spirit

Steven Trout

Review of David A. Davis’s World War I and Southern Modernism

Robert Donahoo

Review of Anders Walker’s The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America

Margaret Earley Whitt

Just a Suggestion for Mr. Guizac

Sarah Gordon



A Collection of Interviews

Elizabeth Coffman and Marshall Bruce Gentry
Composing Flannery: An Interview with Elizabeth Coffman

Frances Florencourt and Robert Donahoo
Blown Sideways Through Life: An Interview with Frances Florencourt

Meghan Anderson and Catherine Bowlin
Curating Andalusia: An Interview with Meghan Anderson

Christine Flanagan and Jessica McQuain
No Light Task to Advise a Genius: The Mentorship of Caroline Gordon and Flannery O’Connor

Doreen Fowler
Racial Scapegoating and White Redemption: Reconsidering Race in Flannery O’Connor

Henry T. Edmondson III
How Flannery O’Connor Read Franz Kafka: Considerations of Style and Grace

Special Feature:

Flannery O’Connor and Popular Music
Irwin H. Streight, Guest Editor

Irwin H. Streight

Monica Carol Miller
Only Southernness: Flannery O’Connor and R.E.M.

Damian Ference
Springsteen’s Catechist: Flannery O’Connor’s Influence on Bruce Springsteen

Irwin H. Streight
Nick Cave, Flannery O’Connor, and the Embodied Sacred

Lucas F. W. Wilson 
Of Gossip and Gaze: The Shift from Symbolic to Social Exclusion “Seen” through a Post-Holocaust Aesthetic in Flannery O’Connor’s “The Displaced Person”

Josephine Keese King
Circa: O’Connor’s Early Years

Sophia Stid
Review of The Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon

Sarah Gordon
Review of Robert C. Evans’s The Critical Reception of Flannery O’Connor, 1952-2017: “Searchers and Discoverers”

Thomas F. Haddox
Review of Farrell O’Gorman’s Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination

Marshall Bruce Gentry
Review of William Giraldi’s American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring 

Kristy Maier
Review of Southern Writers on Writing

Lauren Pilcher
Review of Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television

Farrell O’Gorman
Review of Jessica Hooten Wilson’s Reading Walker Percy’s Novels

Robert Cochran
Review of Julie Hedgepeth Williams’s Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes: A Plantation Newspaperman, a Printer’s Devil, an English Wit, and the Founding of Southern Literature

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

Links of Interest
Recommended Sites

Arts & Letters

Eudora Welty Review

South Atlantic Review (SAR)

Southern Quarterly

The Faulkner Journal

The Georgia Review

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawling Journal of Florida Literature

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Editorial Staff

Marshall Bruce Gentry

Assistant Editors
Jordan Cofer
Katie Simon

Associate Director for Special Collections
Nancy Davis Bray

Circulation Assistants
Mary Alsobrooks
Auden Eagerton

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