As 2013 kicks off, we wanted to take a moment to remember 2012 and recap some of our most popular stories and features.
Flannery O'Connor finally speaks, direct from Lafayette. What we're reading. The best horror stories and a sensory visit to the Eudora Welty House in Literary News. Zora Neale Hurston on fashion in (Non)Required Reading. Accolades for Deep South writers & a poem about the ghostly wives of Jefferson Davis in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
Twitter Chat with Tim Westover. A review of 'Dixie Bohemia.' The Scarlett O'Hara School of Self Deception in (Non)Required Reading. Haunted libraries, Flannery O'Connor & As I Lay Dying in Literary News. Telling tales in Literary Events & creative nonfiction about a claw-foot tub in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
I know many of you are wondering about the status of the recording of Flannery O'Connor found at UL Lafayette in late January. Last night was my final class with Dr. Mary Ann Wilson, and she played a few minutes of the recording for us to hear.
Professor of English with a focus on Southern lit and women's studies at UL Lafayette, Dr. Mary Ann Wilson was cleaning out her office earlier this month and came across an old audio reel labeled "Flannery O'Connor." It turned out to be a recording of the author's 1962 lecture at the university and is one of the few of her voice that exists.