Startling Figures: A Celebration of the Legacy of Flannery O'Connor (Abstract deadline Nov. 1, 2010; conference Apr. 13-16, 2011

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Marshall Bruce Gentry / Georgia College & State University
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Call for papers for an academic conference (13-16 April 2011) hosted and sponsored by Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville. We invite papers on O'Connor's significance today, new readings of O'Connor's works, comparisons of O'Connor to other modern/contemporary writers, etc. Send abstracts of approx. 500 words to Marshall Bruce Gentry at by 1 Nov. 2010. Responses will be mailed in Dec. 2010. Keynote lectures by Gary Ciuba, Sarah Gordon, W. A. Sessions, Carol Shloss; readings by Marianne Boruch, Kathryn Stripling Byer, E. L. Doctorow, Tom Franklin. Music by Dave Perkins and Friends. Art exhibit by Chris Lawson and Joe DeCamilis. This conference is part of the Southern Literary Trail's Trailfest 2011.

Marshall Bruce Gentry
English, Campus Box 44
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-6928
(478) 445-5961 (fax) will have full info on the conference by Jan. 2011.