Panel: Technology in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction (abstracts due February 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Finnegan and Trisha Brady
contact email: 
ehfinnegan@gmail.com

Panel for the “Flannery O’Connor & the Mystery of Place” conference, July 24-26, All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland. This panel will explore the presence of modern technology in the fiction and correspondence of Flannery O’Connor and its often enigmatic, troubled fascination for the author and her characters. We seek papers that will explore the many aspects and nuances of technology, its threats and its possibilities, its dangers and its seductions, in O’Connor’s work.

We invite papers on a range of topics, including but not limited to:

Disability and Technology in O’Connor
Technology and the Body in O’Connor
Technology and Sexuality in O’Connor
Technology and Modernity in O’Connor
Technology and Religion/Faith in O’Connor
Technology and History in O’Connor
Technology and Race in O’Connor
Technology and Language in O’Connor
Technology and Place in O’Connor
Technology and the South in O’Connor

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words and a brief bio of no more than 100 words by February 25th. Panel acceptance notification by March 15th.

cfp categories: 
american
interdisciplinary
religion
science_and_culture