NEW FILM IN THE MAKING ON FLANNERY O'CONNOR'S STORY, "A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND"
Michael Yu and Samantha Gessner have written a screenplay for a film based on O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” entitled “A Good Man Is Hard to Be.” Their team, which consists of students and recent graduates, launched the project May 1 as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. If you would like to learn more about the project and, more importantly, to contribute to it, go to this website. The project will be raising funds only through the end of May! For more information, contact email@example.com.
ANDALUSIA IN ANDALUCIA: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLANNERY O'CONNOR
22-25 June 2017
Universidad Loyola Andalucía
Call for Papers
Submission deadline: March 1, 2017
The conference Andalusia in Andalucía: An International Conference on Flannery O'Connor will investigate the international standing of American writer Flannery O'Connor, with special focus given to the reception of her work among Spanish translators and scholars. In its broadest vision, the conference encourages papers that put Spanish Baroque aesthetics into conversation with the literary aesthetics of Flannery O'Connor's work.
Possible themes for conference papers and panels include, but are not limited to:
- The Catholic Baroque and the Literary Grotesque
- O'Connor and the Spanish Mystics: Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross
- O'Connor and Ignatius of Loyola: An Ignatian Imagination?
- O'Connor and Baroque Painting: El Greco to Velazquez
- The Quixotic Flannery O'Connor
- O'Connor's South and the Global South
- The Mystery and Manners of Spanish Arts and Letters
- O'Connor and Federico Garcia Lorca
- The Politics of Faith: Al-Andalus to Franco
- Spanish Authors Roundtable
- Spanish Translators Roundtable
Submit a 500-800 word abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on registering for the conference will be available soon.
For more information about the conference, please visit: http://luc.edu/ccih/stories/archive/oconnorinandalucia.shtml
SCMLA--FLANNERY O'CONNOR PANEL
CFP deadline for submission April 30, 2017
We are looking for new takes on Flannery O'Connor and her work for a panel at the SCMLA in Tulsa on October 5-8, 2017.
- reviews and responses to Flannery O'Connor publications
- The posthumous life of O'Connor in her biographies and recent documentaries or adaptations
- O'Connor in conversation with other authors such as Dostoevsky, McCarthy, or Saunders
- O'Connor influences upon contemporary Catholic novelists
- O'Connor for the digital age: what new forums to teach with and reach the public with O'Connor's work
- Approaches to teaching O'Connor
- O'Connor in response to politics, the current church, or today's culture
"NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE BUT SICK": DISABILITY STUDIES AND FLANNERY O'CONNOR
Call for Papers
In 1956, Flannery O’Connor wrote, in a letter to Betty Hester (“A” in The Habit of Being), “I have never been anywhere but sick,” suggesting that chronic illness (and its twin, disability) had the status of a place, a realm in which she lived and in which she imagined the lives and stories of her characters taking place. Disability characters fill O’Connor’s fiction (both the short stories and the novels), as well as her nonfiction, taking many different faces and forms, whether it be the prosthetic leg of Hulga/Joy in “Good Country People,” the self-imposed blindness of Hazel Motes in Wise Blood, the developmental disability of Bishop in The Violent Bear It Away, or the disfigured child who is the subject of “An Introduction to A Memoir of Mary Ann.” While much of the writing on disability and chronic illness in O’Connor’s writing and her life has focused either on the Christian experience of suffering and revelation or on the enfreakment (to use Rosemarie Garland-Thomson’s term) of the Southern Gothic tradition, the emergence in the past few decades of disability studies as a field of analysis and criticism offers an even broader scope of possibilities for scholarship. This call is for a Special Feature of the Flannery O’Connor Review, and it invites a wide range of possible submissions, from those applying “discrit” perspectives to O’Connor (such as the kinds of criticism pioneered by theorists such as Garland-Thomson, Lennard Davis, Sander Gilman, Michael Berube, and Robert McRuer) to biographical and cultural/historical examinations of O’Connor’s work, life, and times, to studies that probe intersectionalities between “crip” identity and other axes, such as “queer,” critical race studies, popular culture, religious studies and theology, and performance studies (among others). Manuscripts should be under 10,000 words and submitted by 1 June 2018. The proposed publication date for this Special Section is the August 2019 issue of the Review. Please direct inquiries about this call for the guest editor of the Special Feature: Bruce Henderson, Department of Communication Studies, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850. email@example.com
SOUTH ATLANTIC MLA, NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017, WESTIN PEACHTREE PLAZA, ATLANTA, GA.
Session on "Flannery O'Connor and Low Culture"
This panel for SAMLA 89 wecomes papers about any aspect of Flannery O'Connor's works in relation to low, common, tacky, or popular culture. Please submit an abstract of 100+ words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Marshall Bruce Gentry, Georgia College, at firstname.lastname@example.org