go anywhere else, be sure to stop by the O'Connor
Collection in the Russell Library, at Georgia College. This is THE original
site about O'Connor, and a wonderful resource.
Nancy Marshall photographed
Flannery O'Connor's farm in 2007 and 2008, and she shares her experience in her
See interviews with
Ralph Wood, Brad Gooch, and people influenced by O'Connor's work in the PBS Religion
and Ethics Weekly Flannery
Professor Amy Hungerford
teaches the OpenYale course on "The
American Novel Since 1945", and you may be particularly interested in her lectures
on Wise Blood. (Thanks to Joe Johnson for the tip.)
The New York Times
offers a very helpful and well-written Flannery
O'Connor topic page that offers chronologically arranged biographical information
put together by Brad Gooch, author of Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor.
Flannery O'Connor had a blog it might look something like
what TS has put together in this congregation of quotes and links addressing everything
from faith to folly.
No estoy seguro
del numero de mis visitantes hispanoparlantes, pero si usted lo es, este blog
sobre O'Connor contiene comentarios sobre su obra, criticas de estudiosos y
Milledgeville offers a catalogue of Flannery O'Connor's correspondence held
in various libraries and archives. The website provides descriptions of letters
to and from O'Connor and serves as a guide to what can be found, including a description
of broad topics mentioned in the letters.
In addition to covering nearly everything else about the state, the New Georgia Encyclopedia includes articles on O'Connor's short fiction, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear it Away.
The New York University
Arts, and Medicine Database has annotations for some of O'Connor's short fiction,
as well as interesting information on other subjects.
Thanks to the efforts
of the Flannery O'Connor-Adalusia
Foundation anyone can now visit Andalusia, the farm where O'Connor spent much
of her adult life and wrote most of her stories.
Childhood Home Foundation has fought to preserve O'Connor's residence in Savannah, rennovating and restoring the building to represent the time when O'Connor's family lived there.
While the site is geared toward people who want to know more about the home (as opposed to O'Connor scholarship), the foundation holds regular events such as readings
Video and Visual Art
blog has an interesting entry from one of the DJs on his obsession with O'Connor
that includes links to related material including O'Connor short stories read aloud.
By the way, WMFU has a playlist
archive in Real Audio of their program featuring O'Connor giving her lecture
on "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction" and reading her short story
"A Good Man is Hard to Find". (I don't know how long this archive will be around,
so if you want future access to the audio, you should save it.)
A request from a visitor looking for audio of O'Connor reading her own work led me to The Morning Oil, where I found WMA files of O'Connor reading "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and one of her lectures on aspects of the grotesque in Southern fiction.
contains loads of recorded poetry and fiction, but also includes an interesting
video project called Cinema
of Transgression. If you look about halfway down the page you'll find Jeri Cain
Rossi's adaptation of "A Good Man is Hard to Find" into a short film called "Black
Hearts Bleed Red".
Georgia artist Ande Cook recently finished a portrait of O'Connor and shares the process on her Chickory blog. It's interesting to watch her work progress from sketch to finished painting and see how Flannery still inspires people today.
Learn more about
capital of Georgia, and Flannery O'Connor's home for much of her life.
Georgia isn't all
peanuts and pick-up trucks. Read up on two of the most peculiar places you'll find
in the Peach State.
Looking for good
old-fashioned paper and ink resources on O'Connor? You'll find a list of must-reads
of Interest to the Literary Type
Are you up for some
experimental fiction, avant-garde poetry, and surreal imagery? Yep, you can find
all three at Sein
Heldt is a poet, and fellow academic. (There's no O'Connor info here, but some
interesting things nonetheless.)