[percy-l] New Member Greeting
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Fri Mar 2 14:55:58 EST 2012
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On Mar 2, 2012, at 1:54 PM, Suzanne Sanders <ssanders20 at austin.rr.com> wrote:
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> From: "Beck, David A" <dabeck at iupui.edu>
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>> Another way of reading Lancelot is to see Fr. John as the main
>> character (my students have a hard time at first seeing this). He is
>> the one who really changes. He moves from a crisis in faith (not
>> wearing his "priest clothes" at the beginning and refusing to pray for
>> the the dead, etc.) to redemption (wearing his priest clothes, turning
>> from the window and looking at Lance eye-to-eye (intersubjectivity) and
>> taking a parish in Alabama).
>> Frankly, I don't see that much change in Lance. And, what change I do
>> see, isn't good.
>> As for someone's comment about LIR being too preachy: I'd like to hear
>> in what way. I just re-read it over the summer for the
>> I-don't-know-how-many-times and have never seen it (or any of his
>> novels) as "preachy." If fact, most my students "miss" the Christianity
>> part (I've only taught The Moviegoer, Love in the Ruins, and Lancelot
>> (the latter goes over the best)).
>> Good to see some discussion again!
>> Quoting Harry Whelchel <hhw3h at virginia.edu>:
>>> My name is Harry Whelchel and I am a 4th year at the University of
>>> Virginia majoring in Religious Studies and Economics. I am currently
>>> taking a class in our Religious Studies department taught by Prof.
>>> Bill Wilson and Prof. Vigen Guroian on the subject of Walker Percy
>>> and Flannery O'Connor. So far we have read The Loss of the Creature,
>>> Metaphor as Mistake, The Message in the Bottle, and Lancelot by
>>> Percy. We have read essays from O'Connor's Mystery and Manners as
>>> well as her first novel Wise Blood.
>>> I am interested in Percy to learn more about his works of fiction,
>>> philosophy, and the conversation surrounding him. Recently I wrote a
>>> paper on Lancelot detailing how the process itself of sharing his
>>> story with Percival allows Lancelot to apprehend narrative's power to
>>> convey sovereign experience. I then argued this apprehension changes
>>> the world view Lancelot had developed and leads Lancelot to be open
>>> to the possibility of God's existence (yet Percy leaves the reader
>>> uncertain as to whether Lancelot will accept or reject God's
>>> The exercise of writing on Lancelot, a difficult work that I am sure
>>> I still do not fully grasp, led me to search for more academic
>>> resources on Percy. So I decided to join this listserv.
>>> Harry Whelchel
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