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Short-story writer Flannery O'Connor is subject of talk

March 16, 2011

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Photo of Mary Flannery O'Connor.KALAMAZOO--The life and works of Flannery O'Connor, one of the greatest short story writers in American literary history, will be explored in an upcoming event on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Visiting scholars Drs. Robert Donahoo and Avis Hewitt will talk about "The Habit of Perception: Flannery O'Connor's Works and Worlds" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Room 3025 of Brown Hall. The event is open to the public free of charge as part of WMU's English Scholarly Speakers Series.

Donahoo, of Sam Houston State University, and Hewitt, of Grand Valley State University recently collaborated as editors of the essay collection "Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism: Essays on Violence and Grace."

For more information about this or other Scholarly Speakers Series events, contact Dr. Anthony Ellis, Department of English, at anthony.ellis@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2606.

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Media contact: Tonya Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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