A Cheery “Millgrimage” to Flannery O’Connor’s Environs in Milledgeville

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U22E6 Bowing My Head to the Hades Episode

Listening to U22 this week, I contemplate my rumored mortality. I can ignore it for days at a time, but the obscuring clouds are stratus now, not cumulus, so I rode in the carriage with Paddy Dignam’s mourners. Simon Dedalus was sufficiently decrepit and feared that the horses shook bells for him. Cunningham and PowerContinue reading “U22E6 Bowing My Head to the Hades Episode”

Aquinas, Gilson, and The Hillbilly Bulldog of Milledgeville

The earliest appearance of Mary Flannery as the Avenging Hillbilly Thomist seems to have been in 1944. The sweater-clad crusader emerged from her Fortress of Silence while taking Introduction to Modern Philosophy (Philosophy 412) with Professor George Beiswanger. Her instructor was known as Dr. He-B, his wife on the Arts faculty at the Georgia StateContinue reading “Aquinas, Gilson, and The Hillbilly Bulldog of Milledgeville”

A Review of Nick Sweeney’s Laikonik Express

The Book If Jesus ever came here, it was to be tempted by the devil that time. I happen to think, however, that Jesus kept the idea of this place to Himself just so He could maintain the fiction that Hell was a different place altogether and not to be found on this globe atContinue reading “A Review of Nick Sweeney’s Laikonik Express”

U22 Podcast, Lotus Eaters: Welcome, Global Reader!

If you are an international reader of Ulysses, that is, anyone not born in Dublin, there is something in the U22 podcast on Lotus Eaters, especially for your musings. http://U22pod.com I tweak the noses of my friends in Ireland by telling them there are only a few genuinely Irish surviving, and these are all in theContinue reading “U22 Podcast, Lotus Eaters: Welcome, Global Reader!”

(D) about “A Mother,” August 27, Joyce’s Antient Concert Rooms Performance

In her essay “Stifled Back Answers,” Margot Norris cites from “The Dead” to mark the role of women in Dubliners, whether courting or married. Her examples include “…the men that is now is all palaver and what they can get out of you”; and “That’s a nice husband for you, Mrs. Malins.”) (480). The status ofContinue reading “(D) about “A Mother,” August 27, Joyce’s Antient Concert Rooms Performance”

Thoughts on The International Flannery O’Connor Conference, Day 1: Place & Displacement (August 2, 2021 in CyberWhere)

  The stated subject of the presentations was Place & Displacement. The discussion shifted into economics. The economics were limited to the macro variety, supported by a three-card-monte-like redistribution of abundance. Logically, it’s evident that if divine grace is infinite, it is a divine error that there be human suffering. Humanity can correct that divineContinue reading “Thoughts on The International Flannery O’Connor Conference, Day 1: Place & Displacement (August 2, 2021 in CyberWhere)”

A Few Notes on the International Flannery O’Connor Conference, Day 1: Magic and Freakery

  Yesterday (on August 2) I viewed online the International Flannery O’Connor Conference  marked with the legend “No Kind of Place: Location, Migration, and Imagination.” The conference was hosted virtually and theoretically by Nipissing University. The conference organizers and host did a fine job of amalgamating materials around topics. However, the pandemic extracted a toll.Continue reading “A Few Notes on the International Flannery O’Connor Conference, Day 1: Magic and Freakery”

U22 Podcast: Two thoughts about the Calypso Discussion

I am a fan of James Ramey who teaches and writes about Joyce from his academic seat in Mexico City. I was delighted to learn then Ramey was to be featured in The Centennary Podcast for Ulysses (u22pod.com). This week his contribution came to pass. Dr. Ramey reported about teaching Ulysses to a group ofContinue reading “U22 Podcast: Two thoughts about the Calypso Discussion”