Flannery O’Connor: Solitude, Imagination and the Oddities of Life

Event details

  • Wednesday | June 3, 2020
  • 7:00 pm


A special evening webinar conversation:

Though long hailed a literary icon both for America and for the Catholic Church, Flannery O’Connor in the present moment may be more compelling than ever.  The global pandemic and quarantine protocols have only enhanced the relevance of the one who once wrote, “Lord, I’m glad I am a hermit novelist.” Before the world turned upside down, recent scholarship had traced the final thirteen years of her life which she spent in ill health and isolation on her family farm in Georgia.  It is even more vital now to revisit the legacy of this author whose life and work have always spoken with a peculiar power, but appear to target us today.

The world O’Connor observed from her own kind of isolation was dark and strange, and yet ineradicably marked by grace. The Collegium Institute invites you to join us for a panel with four distinguished thinkers, all women, who will gather together to discuss their fascination with one of the greatest American female writers.

On June 3, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, tune in for a dynamic evening conversation via Zoom exploring Flannery O’Connor on the imagination, solitude, and the glorious oddities of life. For a full description, speaker bios, and a link to RSVP click here to save your spot in this online event!

This event is co-sponsored by Dappled Things, The Lumen Christi InstituteThe Genealogies of Modernity ProjectAbigail Adams Institute, The Beatrice Institute, the Penn Catholic Newman CommunityMorningside Institute, and Portsmouth Institute.