“Cities tend to signify the northernization or secularization of the South in the work of Flannery O’Connor. She described the South as ‘Christ-haunted,’ and the rest of America as on the path to secularistic nihilism. This lecture will discuss the role of the city in O’Connor’s fiction, primarily with regard to her two novels: Wise Blood and The Violent Bear it Away.”
Please join us for this inaugural lecture of the 2017-2018 academic year. Refreshments provided.