[percy-l] "STILL LOST IN THE COSMOS: Walker Percy & the 21st Century" Conference, Oct. 11-12, 2013

Henry Mills wppdirector at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 20:01:29 EDT 2013

Thanks for letting us know that several members of the listserv will be 
presenting at the conference.  Since the conference begins tomorrow, I 
hope any in attendance who belong to Percy-L will consider giving a 
report, or even better if several of you do.  I'm certain the 125+ 
members of the list would appreciate any thoughts you might have to share.

For those unable to attend but are interested, here is the speaker panel 

Best regards,

On 9/4/13 11:52 PM, RHONDA MCDONNELL wrote:
> Several list members are scheduled to present. It should be a 
> fascinating time!
> Sent from my iPad
> On Sep 4, 2013, at 8:37 PM, "Henry Mills" <wppdirector at gmail.com 
> <mailto:wppdirector at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Dear Percy-L:
>> For those who aren't aware of it, below is an announcement for the 
>> October 11-12, 2013, Walker Percy Conference to be held at The Walker 
>> Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University, New 
>> Orleans.  This information comes from 
>> http://www.loyno.edu/wpc/call-papers-2nd-biennial-walker-percy-conference.
>> A conference schedule, descriptions of the panels, and participant 
>> biographies are available at this link as well as details about the 
>> one-person performance by Tom Key of his stage play, /Lost in the 
>> Cosmos/.
>> Best regards,
>> Henry Mills
>> Director, The Walker Percy Project
>> *--
>> Description of Conference:
>> *Inspired by Walker Percy's /Lost in the Cosmos/, the second biennial 
>> Walker Percy Conference seeks to explore the themes and issues 
>> generated by Percy's lively analysis of the modern condition. In /The 
>> Chronicle of Higher Education/, Tom Bartlett said of the book: "...an 
>> indescribable concoction of hard facts and wild imagination, a parody 
>> of self-help books (sort of), a philosophy textbook (kind of), and a 
>> collection of short stories, quizzes, diagrams, thought experiments, 
>> mathematical formulas, made-up dialogue, ridiculously long chapter 
>> titles, and a few David Foster Wallace-worthy footnotes."
>> Walker Percy has many special ties to Loyola, including his brief 
>> stint on the faculty in the 1970s, when he "discovered" the 
>> manuscript of /A Confederacy of Dunces/ by John Kennedy Toole, and 
>> then helped to excerpt it for Loyola's well-respected literary 
>> magazine, /New Orleans Review/.
>> *Keynote Speaker: Paul Elie*
>> Among other things, he is the author of /The Life You Save May Be 
>> Your Own: An American Pilgrimage/, a biography of four American 
>> Catholic writers: Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk; Dorothy Day, the 
>> founder of the Catholic Worker; Flannery O'Connor, a "Christ-haunted" 
>> Catholic; and Walker Percy, a medical doctor who wrote fiction and 
>> philosophy. To learn more about Paul Elie, you can go to:
>> http://www.loyno.edu/wpc/paul-elie-keynote-speaker
>> http://www.georgetown.edu/news/paul-elie-storycorps.html
>> http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/people/paul-elie*
>> *
>> *Stage play performance of /Lost in the Cosmos/*
>> A one-person performance by Tom Key of /Lost in the Cosmos/ will take 
>> place on Saturday, October 12 at 6 pm in Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe 
>> Hall, Loyola Campus. For Theatrical Outfit, Key has adapted two 
>> Walker Percy books, The National Book Award Winning Novel, /The 
>> Moviegoer /(2001, "A comic gem," /The Atlanta Journal/ and 
>> /Constitution/); and /Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Selp-Help Seminar/ 
>> (1996, "An hilarious tour de force," /The Atlanta Journal/ and 
>> /Constitution/). Tom Key is best known for his performance of /Cotton 
>> Patch Gospel/, a one-person play inspired by Dr. Clarence Jordan's 
>> paraphrase of the New Testament who set the story of Jesus in the 
>> American South. Information about purchasing tickets to the 
>> performance will be available soon.
>> *Please direct any questions to:*
>> Dr. Mary McCay, Director: email wpc at loyno.edu
>> Rhoda Faust, Administrative Assistant: (504) 864-7041, email 
>> wpc at loyno.edu
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