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 AU to Host Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature

Anderson University is pleased to announce that it will host the Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature April 12-14, 2012. The theme of the conference is “Manifestations and Interpretations of God’s Grace in Literature.” The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Ralph Wood of Baylor University. Dr. Wood’s address, entitled “The Need to be Shot Every Day of Our Lives; Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find,’” is part of the Mims Lecture Series and will be held at 10:10 am on Friday, April 13 in AU’s Daniel Recital Hall. The lecture will be open to the public.

Beginning on Thursday evening, April 12, and extending through Saturday morning, April 14, twenty-one scholars from the Southeast and beyond will present papers in six sessions.

Dr. Margaret Wooten, Professor of English at AU, stated, “We are delighted to host this conference, which is a regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature- a division of the Modern Language Association, because it combines Christian faith and literary scholarship.”

For more information, contact Dr. Wooten at 864-231-2162 or

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