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Georgia College offers 2008 Flannery O’Connor Review

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POSTED: September 2, 2008
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Georgia College offers 2008 Flannery O’Connor Review

The 2008 issue of Georgia College’s Flannery O’Connor Review is now available. The size of this year’s Review—the largest ever in terms of the pages devoted to articles and book reviews—reflects the growing reputation of O’Connor as a major American writer.

One highlight of this issue is a special feature, guest edited by Georgia College Professor Beauty Bragg, on “Intersections: Race and Gender Ideologies, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker.”

The feature gathers articles by Professor Nagueyalti Warren of Emory University; Professor Charles Andrews of Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington; and Evelyn C. White, the official biographer of Alice Walker.

Bragg provides the special feature’s introduction in which she summarizes the issues raised in the articles and then discusses the future of the study of O’Connor and Walker.

Other articles in this volume discuss a variety of topics, including O’Connor’s interest in comedian W. C. Fields; her influence on musician Bruce Springsteen; and her characters’ ridiculous failure to accessorize their wardrobes successfully.

Among the contributors are the winner of this year’s Sarah Gordon Award, Jordan Cofer of Texas Tech University, as well as such renowned O’Connor scholars as Irwin Streight, Richard Giannone, John F. Desmond, and Jan Nordby Gretlund.

The Flannery O’Connor Review, along with its predecessor, The Flannery O’Connor Bulletin, constitutes the world’s longest-running journal dedicated to the works of a woman writer.

Copies are available from editor Bruce Gentry at 478-445-6928 or

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For more information, contact Judy Bailey in University Communications at (478) 445-4477.