7.0303 Flannery O'Connor Conference (1/43)

Thu, 25 Nov 1993 16:32:15 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0303. Thursday, 25 Nov 1993.

Date: Tue, 23 Nov 93 09:55:21 EDT
From: "Nancy Davis Bray" <nbray@mail.gac.peachnet.edu>
Subject: conference at Georgia College

I am not a member of your listserv, but wondered if the following would be
of any interest to your subscribers:

An international symposium commemorating the 30th anniversary of writer
Flannery O'Connor's death will take place April 13-16, 1994, at Georgia
College, Milledgeville, Georgia. "The Habit of Art: An Interdisciplinary
Celebration of the Legacy of Flannery O'Connor" will focus on the vitality
and diversity of O'Connor's influence, not only on writing, but on the
visual and performing arts. Activities will include dance and musical
performances, art exhibits, readings by renowned writers, and discussions,
lectures, and tours.

Writers Jill McCorkle, Cecil Dawkins, Lee Smith, Louise Erdrich, and Joyce
Carol Oates will read from their works. There will be exhibitions
featuring the works of artists Douglas Powers, Martha Dillard, Chris Daunt,
and Barry Moser. Guitarist Leo Kottke will perform, and there will be a
premiere performance of a mass written in O'Connor's honor by composer
Clyde Tipton. Actress Polly Holliday will read O'Connor's "Revelation," and
Sue Schroeder's Several Dancers Core will perform a piece choreographed
to O'Connor's work.

Professor Ralph Wood of Wake Forest University will be the keynote speaker
on a panel of theologians and literary scholars, which will include
professors Willie B. Jennings of the Duke Divinity School, Henry Russell of
Anderson College and Sharyn Dowd of Lexington Theological Seminary.
Professor Louise Westling of the University of Oregon will discuss
O'Connor's literary legacy and Sally Fitzgerald will speak on O'Connor's

For detailed information on conference registration, scholarly sessions,
community events, and accommodations, FAX Georgia College at (912) 453-
6271, call (912) 453-6928 between 8 and 10 a.m. EST Monday-Friday, or
write Department of English, Georgia College, Campus Box 44, Milledgeville,
Georgia 31061-0490.

Thanks for your help.

Nancy Davis Bray
Special Collections
Georgia College Library
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Internet: nbray@mail.gac.peachnet.edu