[percy-l] Group Read --has it been done?

Lawrence Rhu rhul at gwm.sc.edu
Mon Sep 19 08:55:37 EDT 2005

Hello to all,

I think is would very interesting to work through the novels at a reasonable pace as a sort of on-line/list reading group.  As for the non-fiction, that strikes me as harder to organize for such a discussion group.

Also, for any of you out there who are looking to write conference papers about Percy, there is an annual comp lit conference at USC (Columbia) in February.   Its topic this year is "Cultures of Evil and the Attractions of Villainy," which may make the experience of Tom More particlarly relevant.  Would any of you be interested in putting together a panel on the two More novels and other relevant writings by Percy?


Lawrence F. Rhu
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC  29208
Tel:  803 777 0144
Fax:  803 777 9064
Email:  rhul at sc.edu

>>> tfa at brickengraver.com 09/17/05 1:53 PM >>>
I was just wondering if anything like that had been done on the Percy List.
I was once a member of a Patrick O'Brian list and they did a "group read" of
all of the Canon of 22 books that POB wrote--1 each two months if I
remember. Would this be an appropriate use of this list. We used a kind of a
standard subject line, such as "GroupRead Master and Commander" so that
email clients could easily easily sort on just that thread. People who
wished to participate did, those that did not simply filtered out that
I for one would love some sort of a stuctured way that would "force" me to
go back through the Percy Canon--especially with some guidance from all the
able bodied seamen that inhabit this ship. 
Just a thought.
Tommy Armstrong
PO Box 484 
Lillington, NC   27546
http://www.brickengraver.com <http://www.brickengraver.com/> 
...with the method of science one beholds what is generally true about
individuals, but art beholds what is uniquely true.
Walker Percy
Signposts in a Strange Land


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[mailto:percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Potter
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 12:55 PM
To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion
Subject: [percy-l] Reading SK's Stages on Life's Way

Dear Percy-L friends:
Over at Korrektiv (http://korrektiv.blogspot.com) we are slowly muddling our
way through a non-scholarly reading of Kierkegaard's Stages on Life's Way --
with occasional sidelong glances towards Percy.
Please come on over and join in the discussion.
Best regards,
Jonathan Potter
Spokane, WA

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