Item description for Inside the Church of Flannery O'Connor: Sacrament, Sacramental, and the Sacred in Her Fiction (Mercer O'Connor Series) by Joanne H. McMullen & Jon P. Peede...
Inside the Church of Flannery O'Connor offers significant new essays by leading scholars who have advanced the codification of O'Connor as a writer preoccupied with religious, and especially Catholic, themes. In counterbalance, the collection presents voices of sharp dissent by scholars who find themselves at odds with O'Connor's own interpretations and with much of the existing scholarship concerning her work. The promise of such a diverse collection rests in the dialogues between and among their essays. One will not find consensus within these pages, nor even a settled path for the future of O'Connor studies. Rather, the collection puts on record the state of affairs during this period of transition, when those scholars who knew O'Connor personally are declining in number and canonical authority, and those who know her as a field of study as opposed to a flesh-and-blood human being are in ascension. Both groups have much to learn from each other.
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Studio: Mercer University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Mercer University Press
ISBN 0881461385 ISBN13 9780881461381
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More About Joanne H. McMullen & Jon P. Peede
Joanne Halleran McMullen is the director of extended learning in continuing education at Louisiana State University. She received her BA from the University of Kansas, her MA from Ohio University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska???Lincoln. She is the author of Writing against God: Language as Message in the Literature of Flannery O'Connor (Mercer University Press, 1996).
Joanne H. McMullen currently resides in Baton Rouge, in the state of Louisiana.