TUESDAY MARCH 29, 4:00 PM
CENTRAL LIBRARY, ROOM 800BB
Novelist Flannery O’Connor was a prolific correspondent, especially after an illness forced her to retire to her family farm in Georgia. Many of her letters were published in the seminal collection The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor (1979). These letters allowed scholars glimpses into O’Connor’s keen intellect, sense of humor and thoughts on writing fiction and theology. They also illustrated her vast network of correspondents. Using letters held by Vanderbilt Special Collections and other university archives, Dean’s Fellow Molly Lasagne tracked metadata in letters O’Connor wrote to Brainard and Frances Neel Cheney to analyze O’Connor’s intellectual life in letters through a visualization using a Neo4J GraphGist for presentation of the social network graph.
Michael Kreyling, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English
Molly S. Lasagne, Library Dean’s Fellow and Masters of Divinity candidate
Suellen Stringer-Hye, Linked Data and Semantic Web Coordinator, Vanderbilt Library
This program connects to the library’s Picturing Our World exhibit, on view through April 7 in the library and is co-sponsored by Scholarly Communications.