Andalusia in Andalucía: An International Conference on Flannery O'Connor

22-25 June 2017
Universidad Loyola Andalucía
Seville, Spain

In June 2017, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, in conjunction with the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago, will host an international conference on the American short story writer and novelist Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964). This conference will focus on engaging the literary vision of O’Connor’s stories and the critical reception of her work in light of Spanish Baroque aesthetics, the literary grotesque, and the Catholic imagination.

The conference will feature plenary addresses by Mexican-American author Richard Rodriguez and Spanish novelist, poet, and critic Andrés Trapiello, a roundtable discussion on translation with Gretchen Dobrott, Esther Navío and Cristina Sánchez-Andrade, and paper and panel presentations from international O'Connor scholars.

In addition to the conference itself, participants will have the opportunity to get to know their conference colleagues through conference receptions, visits to local historical sites in Andalucía (including Sevilla and Córdoba), and encounters with local culture (including flamenco dancing)! While housing hotel accommodations and room blocks are still being negotiated, accommodation will be located in the city center.