Flannery O'Connor

(1925-1964)

General Studies


ANDREAS, James. “‘If It’s a Symbol, the Hell with It’: The Medieval Gothic Style of Flannery O’Connor.” Christianity and Literature 38.2 (1989): 23-41. [GGII: 1091].
ARMITAGE, Shelley S. “The Dragon’s Black Breath: Evil and Moral Vision in the New Gothic Novel.” Master’s Thesis, Texas Tech University , 1971. [GGIII: 4267]
ASALS, Frederick. “The Double.” Flannery O’Connor, The Imagination of Extremity. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1982. 95-123.
ASKIN, Danise T. “Carnival in the ‘Temple’: Flannery O’Connor’s Dialogic Parable of Artistic Vocation.” Christianity & Literature 56.4 (2007): 555-72.
BAKER, James A. “Necessary Evil: Rhetorical Violence in 20th Century American Literature.” Dissertation Abstracts International 68.6 (2007): 2451.
BANGSUND, Jenny C. “Dwelling among Immortals: Narratives of Disability and Revelation in Twentieth-Century American Fiction.” Dissertation Abstracts International 68.2 (2007): 569.
BAUMGAERTNER, Jill P. Flannery O’Connor: A Proper Scaring. Forword Frederick Buechner. Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw, 1988. [GGII: 1092].
BEUTEL, Katherine Piller. “Disembodied and Re-Embodied Voices: The Figure of Echo in American Gothic Texts.” Dissertation Abstracts International 54.11 (1994: 4090A.
BOOF-VERMESSE, Isabelle. “Incarnation as Meta-Narrative in Flannery O'Connor's Short Stories.” Re-Embroidering the Robe: Faith, Myth and Literary Creation since 1850. Ed. Suzanne Bray, Adrienne E. Gavin and Peter Merchant. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 144-155.
BOWEN, Robert O. “Hope vs. Despair in the New Gothic Novel.” Renascence 13 (1961): 147-152. [GGI: 1795].
BROWNING, Preston M. Jr. “Flannery O’Connor and the Demonic.” Modern Fiction Studies 19 (1973): 29-41. [GGI: 1796].
CARRIGAN, Henry Lowell, Jr. "Flannery O'Connor and Harry Crews Get Naked." Ed. Jay Ellis.Salem, 2013. 35-48. 
DESMOND, John. “Flannery O’Connor’s Misfit and the Mystery of Evil.”Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 56.2 (2004): 129-37.
DI RENZO, Anthony. “Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Marginalia: The Hideously Beautiful, Beautifully Hideous Art of Flannery O’Connor.” American Gargoyles: Flannery O’Connor and the Medieval Grotesque. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illimois UP, 1993. 1-17. [GGII: 1093].
EDGECOMBE, Rodney Stenning. “O'Connor's 'A Good Man Is Hard to Find.'” The Explicator 64:1 (2005): 56-58. [GGIV: 0000]
FALLON, April D. “The Grotesque as Feminist Revision of the ‘Southern Lady’ in Carson McCullers’s and Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction.” Journal of Kentucky Studies 23 (2006): 113-21.
FOLKS, Jeffrey J. “Telos and Existence: Ethics in C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy and Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Everything that Rises Must Converge’.” The Southern Literary Journal 35.2 (2003): 107-18.
FOSTER, Shirley. “Flannery O’Connor’s Short Stories: The Assault on the Reader.” Journal of American Studies 20 (1986): 259-272. [GGII: 1094].
GLEESON-WHITE, Sarah. “A Peculiarly Southern Form of Ugliness: Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, and Flannery O’Connor.” The Southern Literary Journal 36.1 (2003): 46-57.
GRAY, Jeffrey. “‘It's Not Natural’: Freud's ‘Uncanny’ and O’Connor’s ‘Wise Blood’.” The Southern Literary Journal 29.1 (1996): 56-68.
HAWKES, John. “Flannery O’Connor’s Devil.” Sewanee Review 70 (1962): 395-407. [GGI: 1797].
HAWLEY, Rachel S. "Vile Humor: Giving Voice to the Voiceless through Dark Comedy in Southern Gothic Literature." Order No. DA3460309 Southern Illinois U, Carbondale, 2011. 
INGRAO, Peter Jay. “Ghosts Still Recovering: Identity, Religion, and Spirit Possession in Southern Literature.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 65.7 (2005): 2601-02.
KAHANE, Claire. “The Maternal Legacy: The Grotesque Tradition in Flannery O’Connor’s Female Gothic.” The Female Gothic. Ed. Juliann E. Fleenor. Montreal, Canada: Eden Press, 1983. 242-256. [GGII: 1095].
KANE, Richard. “Positive Destruction in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor.” The Southern Literary Journal 20.1 (1987): 45-60.
KATZ, Claire. “Flannery O’Connor’s Rage of Vision.” American Literature 46.1 (1974): 54-67.
LEVINE, Paul. “Flannery O’Connor: The Soul of the Grotesque.” Minor American Novelists. Ed. Charles A. Hoyt. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1971. [GGI: 1798].
LIÉNARD-YETERIAN, Marie. “The Grotesque: A Tale of Southern Defiance and Dissent.” Nouvelles du Sud: Hearing Voices, Reading Stories. Ed. Marie Liénard-Yeterian and Gérald Préher. Paris, France: Ecole Polytechnique, 2007. 81-87.
LINK, Alex. “Means, Meaning, and Mediated Space in ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’.” The Southern Quarterly 44.4 (2007):125-38.
LOFTIS, Sonya Freeman. "Death, Horror, and Darkness: O'Connor's Gothic Novel on Screen." Ed. John J. Han.Rodopi, 2011. 389-404, 435. 
MARTIN, Carter W. “The Gothic Impulse.” The True Country: Themes in the Fiction of Flannery O’-Connor. [GGI: 1799]. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt UP, 1968. 152-188.
MCBRIDE, Mary. “Paradise Not Regained: Flannery O’Connor’s Unredeemed Pilgrims in the Garden of Evil.” The South Central Bulletin 40.4 (1980): 154-56.
MCGILL, Robert. “The Life You Write May be Your Own: Epistolary Autobiography and the Reluctant Resurrection of Flannery O’Connor.” The Southern Literary Journal 36.2 (2004): 31-46.
MONTGOMERY, Marion. "Of Cloaks and Hats and Doublings in Poe and Flannery O'Conner." South Carolina Review 11.1 (1978): 60-69.
MULLER, Gilbert. Nightmares and Visions: Flannery O’Connor and the Catholic Grotesque. Athens, GA: Georgia UP, 1972. [GGI: 1801].
NISLY, Paul Wayne. “Flannery O’Connor and the Gothic Impulse.” Dissertation Abstracts International 36 (1974): 892A-893A (University of Kansas). [GGI: 1802].
NISLY, Paul W. “The Mystery of Evil: Flannery O’Connor’s Gothic Power.” Flannery O'Conner Bulletin 11 (1982): 25-35. [GGII: 1096].
NISLY, Paul W. “Wart Hogs from Hell: The Demonic and the Holy in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction.” Ball State University forum 22 (1981): 45-50. [GGI: 1803].
PALMER, Louis H. III. “Southern Gothic and Appalachian Gothic: A Comparative Look at Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy.” Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association 3 (1991): 166-176. [GGII: 1097].
PAULSON, Suzanne M. “The Author’s Art, Her Reader, and Her Community.” In Flannery O’Connor: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1988. 123-138. [GGII: 1098].
PAULSON, Suzanne Morrow. “Apocalypse of Self, Resurrection of the Devil: Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away.” Literature and Psychology 30 (1980): 100-111. [GGI: 1804].
SCHLEIFER, Ronald. “Rural Gothic: The Stories of Flannery O’Connor.” Modern Fiction Studies 28 (1982): 475-485. [GGI: 1805].
SCHLEIFER, Ronald. “Rural Gothic: The Sublime Rhetoric of Flannery O’Connor.” Frontier Gothic: Terror and Wonder at the Frontier in American Literature. Eds. David Mogen, Scott P. Sanders, Joanne B. Karpinski. Rutherford, NJ: Faileigh Dickinson UP, 1993. 175-186. [GGII: 1099].
SEITLER, Dana. “Unnatural Selection: Mothers, Eugenic Feminism, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Regeneration Narratives.” American Quarterly 55.1 (2003): 61-87.
SHINN, Thelma J. “Flannery O'Connor and the Violence of Grace.” Contemporary Literature 9.1 (1968): 58-73.
SLOAN, LaRue Love. “The Rhetoric of the Seer: Eye Imagery in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Studies in Short Fiction 25 (1988): 135-145. [GGII: 1100].
SNOW, Ollye Tine. “The Functional Gothic of Flannery O’Connor.” Southern Review 50 (1965): 286-299. [GGI: 1806].
THOMSON, Douglass H. “Flannery O’Connor.” Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 315-20. [GGIII: 4288]
TRUFFIN, Sherry R. Schoolhouse Gothic: Haunted Hallways and Predatory Pedagogues in Late Twentieth-Century American Literature and Scholarship. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2008.
WOOD, Ralph C. “‘God May Strike You Thisaway’: Flannery O'Connor and Simone Weil on Affliction and Joy.” Renascence 59.3 (2007): 181-95.
WOOD, Ralph C. Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2004.