Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Revelation and convergence: Flannery O'Connor among the Philosophers and Theologians

October 6-8, 2011
Loyola University Chicago

This academic conference brings together Flannery O'Connor scholars and enthusiasts interested in the philosophical and theological influences that shaped her imagination.  Presentations will focus on particular thinkers upon whom O'Connor drew  directly or figures whose works help illuminate her artistic vision for readers today.

Sponsored, in part, by:
The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University Chicago, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences


Conference events will include:
Key addresses by leading scholars in literature, philosophy, and theology;

Multiple sessions of 20-minute presentation papers;

Documentary interviews with Flannery O'Connor's friends and associates, including clips of Sally Fitzgerald, Robert Giroux, Erik Langkjaer, and others, produced by director Christopher O'Hare;

Celebration of the Catholic Mass in remembrance of Flannery O'Connor;

Reading by William Sessions from his forthcoming biography of Flannery O'Connor;

Cocktail and dinner receptions.


From June 15, 2011 until October 5, 2011 all registration as well as payments must be submitted via Loyola University Chicago’s secured website MarketPlace.  

$100 fee includes those conference meals designated on the Program page.

$50 fee for graduate students includes those conference meals designated on the Program page.

Conference scholarships are available for graduate students.  Please email Mark Bosco, SJ, at mbosco@luc.edu for more information.