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Studies in the Catholic Imagination: The Flannery O’Connor Trust Series

Edited by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Ph.D., Associate Director, The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies

Studies in the Catholic Imagination: The Flannery O’Connor Trust Series seeks to publish critical, biographical, and Oconnor Mg 4932 Cropped historical studies that engage the work of noteworthy Catholic writers, especially, though not exclusively, the work of Flannery O’Connor. Studies that explore the relationship between the writer’s Catholicism and the larger culture he or she belongs to are of particular interest. The editors invite submission of manuscripts that aim to enrich our understanding of the literary legacy of well-known Catholic writers (including Don DeLillo, Andre Dubus, Louise Erdrich, Caroline Gordon, Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, William Kennedy, Thomas Merton, Muriel Spark, Walker Percy, Katherine Anne Porter, and Evelyn Waugh, in addition to Flannery O’Connor) and to explore and promote the work of lesser known or more recent practitioners whose reputations and literary legacies may not yet be well established (some possible authors in this category include Ron Hansen, Dana Gioia, Mary Gordon, Josephine Jacobsen, Mary Karr, Alice McDermott, Marie Ponsot, Valerie Sayers, and Tobias Wolff, among others). The editors welcome proposals for single-authored monographs and edited collections, which will be vetted internally and undergo peer review by two specialists in the field.

Series Advisory Board:
Jill Baumgaertner, Wheaton College (Emeritus)
Mark Bosco, SJ, Georgetown University
Una Cadegan, University of Dayton, Ohio
Richard Giannone, Fordham University (Emeritus)
Michael Garanzini, SJ, Fordham University
Paul Mariani, Boston College (Emeritus)
Susan Srigley, Nipissing University, Canada