Friday, September 23, 2011

Loyola hosts Flannery O'Connor conference

Revelation and Convergence:
Flannery O'Connor Among the Philosophers and Theologians
October 6 - 8, 2011

Loyola University Chicago


This academic conference brings together Flannery O'Connor scholars and enthusiasts interested in the philosophical and theological influences that shaped her imagination.  Presentations will focus on particular thinkers upon whom O'Connor drew  directly or figures whose works help illuminate her artistic vision for readers today.
Conference events will include:
  • Key addresses by leading scholars in literature, philosophy, and theology
  • Multiple sessions of 20-minute presentation papers
  • Documentary interviews with Flannery O'Connor's friends and associates, including clips of Sally Fitzgerald, Robert Giroux, Erik Langkjaer, and others, produced by director Christopher O'Hare
  • Celebration of the Catholic Mass in remembrance of Flannery O'Connor
  • Reading by William Sessions from his forthcoming biography of Flannery O'Connor
  • Cocktail and dinner receptions
Sponsored, in part, by:

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Loyola University Chicago, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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