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The Trouble with “Innerleckchuls”: Flannery O’Connor, Anti-Intellectualism, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Jordan Cofer

in Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831798
eISBN:
9781496831842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831798.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In dialogue with Eric Bennett and Mark McGurl’s work on the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as Tara Powell’s work on archetypes, Jordan Cofer uses new information from the Emory Archive and The ... More


Popular Poetry and the Program Era

Mike Chasar

in Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by discussing the events of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, headed by director Paul Engle, in an effort to demonstrate the shift that took place regarding how “serious” ... More


Saint Flannery, Approximately: O’Connor and the Dogma of Creative Writing

Eric Bennett

in Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831798
eISBN:
9781496831842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831798.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Eric Bennett examines O’Connor’s legacy in an influential but often overlooked venue: the creative writing workshop. Bennett argues that creative writing programs have benefitted from O’Connor’s ... More


Gypsying

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In mid-September 1963, John Clellon Holmes and his wife Shirley left Old Saybrook to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. They rented an old farmhouse outside of Iowa City, and Holmes, in his journal, ... More


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