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The American Grotesque: Flannery O’Connor and Southern Gothic

Produced by Mattie Norman and Jaedyn Baker

Edited by Olivia Nolan and Madeline Pla

In episode two of our two-part podcast series on the grotesque, we explore some of Flannery O’Connor’s most prominent work. Starting with her essay, “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction,” we offer a definition of the grotesque in one of its most common iterations: southern gothic. After speaking with contemporary fiction writer MO Walsh about his writing and experience as a southerner, we delve into O’Connor’s work specifically with Dr. Robin Miskolcze.

Music credit: Prod. Lee “Dreaming” on YouTube

O’Connor audio recording credit: Brainpicker on Soundcloud

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