Subseries 2.2
Other writings, circa 1978-2000
Boxes 36-42

Scope and Content Note

The other writings subseries is comprised of lectures, articles/essays, book reviews, and miscellaneous research notes from circa 1978-2000. Much of this subseries is made up of the talks Fitzgerald gave on Flannery O'Connor for more than two decades. Fitzgerald often recycled her material, polishing her ideas with each presentation. The talks and essays enlighten readers about subjects ranging from O'Connor's personal life to the symbolism in her writing. The lectures entitled "Other People's Mail" and "Flannery O'Connor's Letters" describe the difficulties Fitzgerald faced collecting and publishing O'Connor's letters. The essay "A Moving Target" discusses the film version of O'Connor's novel Wise Blood, which two of Sally's sons produced and wrote. The series also contains two interviews of Fitzgerald; one by Liz Evans in circa 1994 and the other by Susan Howe at Brigham Young University in 1995.

Arrangement Note

Arranged into five sections: articles/essays, interviews, lectures, book reviews, and miscellaneous. The articles/essays are arranged alphabetically by title; the lectures are organized by date, and the book reviews and miscellaneous files are alphabetical.

Articles/Essays
Box Folder Content
36 1 "About her Father's Business: The Origin of Flannery O'Connor's Prophetic Calling," typescript
36 2 "Extensions of Orthodoxy," typescript
36 3 "Flannery O'Connor," typescript
36 4 "Flannery O'Connor's Letters," typescript [published in Second Century Radcliffe News, April 1980]
36 5 "Four Letters to a Stranger," typescript [published in Canadian Catholic Review, March 1987
36 6 "Good Country Girl," typescript
36 7 "Happy Endings," typescript [published in Image: Journal of the Arts, Summer 1987
36 8 "The Measure of Felicity," typescript
36 9 "Patterns and Particulars," typescript
36 10 "Patterns in Friendship," typescript
36 11 Untitled essay draft, typescript
36 12 Fragments, manuscript and typescript
Interviews
37 1 Sally Fitzgerald interview by Liz Evans, transcript, ca. 1994
37 2 Sally Fitzgerald interview by Susan Howe, Brigham Young University, transcript, November 11, 1995
Lectures (dated)
37 3 Description of first meeting between Sally Fitzgerald and Flannery O'Connor, November 1978
37 4 "Other People's Mail," typescript, Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, March 20, 1979
37 5 Acceptance speech for the National Book Critics Circle, typescript, January 17, 1980
37 6 "The Probing of Experience," typescript, Wheaton College, April 15, 1980
37 7 Untitled, typescript, Sacred Heart Church, April 27, 1980
37 8 "Stranger in her Homeland," typescript, Emory University, April 30, 1980
37 9 "The Penetration of Experience," typescript, Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, May 7, 1980
37 10 Stephens College commencement, typescript, May, 7 1980
37 11 "Coming Home," typescript, Georgia College Alumnae, May 1980
37 12 "Root and Branch: O'Connor of Georgia," typescript, Georgia Historical Society, October 25, 1980
37 13 "Mothers and Fathers," typescript, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 6, 1980
37 14 "Penetrating Experience," typescript, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 6, 1980
37 15 "Assumption and Experience," typescript, Assumption College, March 19, 1981
37 16 Unititled lecture, Society of Georgia Archivists, May 1, 1981
37 17 "In Another Part of the Vineyard," typescript, The Catholic Worker, June 12, 1981
37 18 "Rooms with a View," Thomas Merton Lecture, Columbia University, typescript, November 12, 1981
37 19 "A Room with a View," Dorothy Blount Lamar Lecture, typescript, Wesleyan College, November 17, 1981
38 1 The Uses of Experience, typescript, Wesleyan College, November 17, 1981
38 2 "The Visions of the Night," typescript, Poetry Society of Georgia, April 23, 1982
38 3 Acceptance Speech, typescript, Georgia College, May 12, 1982
38 4 "The Uses of Experience," typescript, Berea College, October 26, 1982
38 5 "A Question of Context," typescript, Hofstra University, November 6, 1982
38 6 "On Native Ground: The Context of Flannery O'Connor's Fiction," typescript, Smith College, December 6, 1982
38 7 "Flannery O'Connor in Context," typescript, Haley House, Boston, January 7, 1983
38 8 "Flannery O'Connor in Context," typescript, St. Michael's College of University of Toronto, January 18, 1983
38 9 "Flannery O'Connor in Context," typescript, Emory University, English Department, April 4, 1983
38 10 "Flannery O'Connor in Context," typescript University of Massachusetts Amherst, October 4, 1983
38 11 "Among Friends," typescript, Georgia Librarians, October 29, 1983
38 12 Untitled lecture, Smith College, November 16, 1983 [fragment]
38 13 Untitled lecture on Irish background and influence in O'Connor's fiction, typescript, March 8, 1984
38 14 "Flannery O'Connor in Context," typescript, Sandjberg, Denmark, August 2-5, 1984
38 15 "Flannery O'Connor in Context," typescript, College of St. Thomas, October 22, 1984
39 1 "Writing: From Letters to Life," typescript, College of Notre Dame, December 3, 1984
39 2 "A Moving Target," typescript, Berea College, March 11, 1985
39 3 "Mothers and Fathers," typescript, Birmingham Southern College, March 7, 1986
39 4 "The Roles of the Biographer," typescript, Auburn University, March 3, 1987
39 5 "A Moving Target: Filming Flannery O'Connor," typescript, DeKalb College North, April 16, 1987
39 6 "Mothers and Fathers," typescript, Conception Seminary College,, May 2, 1987
39 7 Honor's Day Address, typescript, College of Mercer University, May 13, 1987
39 8 "The Roles of the Biographer," typescript, West Chester University, October 9, 1987
39 9 "At Home at Home," typescript, University of South Carolina, November 12, 1987
39 10 "The Penetration of Experience," typescript, Loyola College, March 15, 1989
39 11 "The Visions of the Night," typescript, Emory College at Oxford, March 27, 1989
39 12 "Among Friends," typescript, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, April 5, 1989
39 13 "The Refraction of Experience," typescript, St. Benedict's College, April 17, 1989
39 14 "The Penetration of Experience," typescript, fragment, St. Michael's College, September 12, 1989
39 15 Untitled lecture, typescript fragment, Friends of the Amarillo Library, October 5, 1989
39 16 "Remarks for the Katherine Anne Porter Centennial Celebration," typescript, Georgia State University, November 9, 1990
39 17 "Local Habitations in the True Country," typescript, Sylva, North Carolina, April 4, 1991 [See also Series 7 for audio recording]
40 1 Untitled lecture on the Catholic university in the 21st century, University of St. Thomas, June 13, 1992, typescript
40 2 "The Invisible Father," typescript, University of New Mexico, October 1992
40 3 "Conversions," typescript, Boston College, March 3, 1993
40 4 "The Level Gaze of the Artist," typescript, Berry College, Southern Women's Writers Conference, April 10, 1994
40 5 "Patterns of Friendship," Georgia College, April 13-16, 1994
40 6 "A Bow to Miss Regina: Eulogy for Regina O'Connor," typescript, May 12, 1995
40 7 "Fact and Fancy, typescript, October 26, 1995
40 8 "The Measure of Felicity," Flannery O'Connor Conference, Brigham Young University, November 9, 1995 [See also Series 7 for recording of lecture]
40 9 "The Penetration of Experience," typescript, Regis College, October 12, 1996
40 10 "The Invisible Father," typescript, Modern Language Association, December 29, 1996
40 11 "Some Notes on the Conception and Gestation of Wise Blood," typescript, 1996
40 12 "Extensions of Orthodoxy," typescript, University of Steubenville, October 11, 1997
41 1 Untitled lecture, typescript, Flannery O'Connor Home Foundation, April 25, 1999
41 2 "Moving Target," typescript, Harvard Film Archive, February 2000
Lectures (undated)
41 3 "Experience and Limitation," typescript, no date
41 4 "Flannery O'Connor: At Home at Home," typescript, no date
41 5 "Flannery O'Connor in Context," typescript, no date
41 6 "Happy Endings," typescript, St. Paul's Catholic Center, December 1
41 7 "Holy Hell: Saints and Politics," typescript, no date
41 8 Introduction to a reading of "The Artificial Nigger," typescript, no date
41 9 "The Invisible Father," typescript no date
41 10 "The Level Gaze of the Artist," typescript, Stephens College, no date
41 11 "On Flannery O'Connor and the Occurrence of the Sacrament in her Fiction," typescript, Furman University, no date
41 12 "On 'A Temple of the Holy Ghost,'" typescript, no date
41 13 "The Owl and the Nightingale," typescript, no date
41 14 "Sources and Resources: The Catholic Imagination of Flannery O'Connor," typescript, no date
41 15 Untitled introduction, typescript, no date
41 16 Untitled lecture, typescript fragment, no date
41 17 Untitled lecture on conversion, typescript, Harvard Divinity School, no date
41 18 Untitled lecture on Flannery O'Connor, typescript, Mt. Holyoke, no date
41 19 Untitled lecture on friendship, [incomplete drafts], typescript, no date
Book reviews
41 20 Conversations with Flannery O'Connor by Rosemary Magee, typescript fragment
41 21 The Facts of Existence: The Letters of Katherine Anne Porter, typescript
42 1 "McMullen's Choice," typescript
42 2 Reviews for Religion and Literature, typescript, April 1989
Miscellaneous
42 3 Flannery O'Connor research notes
42 4 Miscellaneous notes [1 of 2]
42 5 Miscellaneous notes [2 of 2]
42 6 Notes on Henry James
42 7 Notes on The Violent Bear it Away
42 8 Quotations
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