Saint Martin's Colloquium Nov. 30 Draws From the Works of Flannery O'Connor
Nov. 18, 2004
Lacey – Georgia-born writer Flannery O’Connor, who died in 1964, is famous
for her short stories – stories in which dark violence and tragedy rub shoulders
with faith and comedy. Her life was cut short by disease at 39, but her stories,
essays and novels of the deep South and its spiritual and racial underpinnings
remain powerful today. At the Saint Martin’s College Fall Colloquium, Nov. 30,
Seattle Pacific University faculty member Todd Rendleman will perform excerpts
from several of her short stories and her two novels during this exploration of
how O’Connor revealed grace in the lives of her characters.
Rendleman’s dramatic presentation, “The Action of
Mercy: A Flannery O’Connor Performance Hour,” is a
presentation of the Society of Fellows, the college’s
honor society through the Inquiring Mind Series of
Humanities Washington. The colloquium will be at 7 p.m.
at the college’s Worthington Conference Center, 5300
Pacific Ave. SE. Admission is free and the public is
Rendleman is an assistant professor of communication
at Seattle Pacific and a researcher on the power and
effects of religious images in American popular culture.
He teaches courses in communication studies, the art of
film and the performance of fiction, which he sees as an
important means of relating literature to life. He
specializes in performing the works on Southern women
writers such as O’Connor and Eudora Welty.
For more information:
Norma Shelan, community services professor
Society of Fellows
Office of Communication