Flannery O’Connor Dissertation Finally Published

MKoCthumbnail2Once upon a time, after I earned my PhD in May 2006, I pursued getting my dissertation published with an academic press. I actually got a serious bite from a university press (one amongst dozens to whom I sent out the book proposal).

But after nearly two years of non-followup-communication from that publisher (and after two years into a permanent full-time faculty position at a community college), the pressure to get my dissertation published was no longer there. Thus, my manuscript just sat there — mothballed.

However, I would find myself referring to my dissertation to my composition students. Surprisingly, it was not as an example of Flannery O’Connor scholarship (although I was and still am proud of what I accomplished), but as an example what a successful result of the writing and research process CAN BE — if they only trusted in the process.

Also, as time passed, the era of free and user-friendly self-publication arrived, so I thought, “Why not?”

So, world, here it is. (For a free version, check here.)

Publication Date: August 8, 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 978-1492102670
Page Count:238
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:5.5″ x 8.5″
Language:English
Color:Black and White
Related Categories: Nonfiction/ Literary Criticism / American

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