Dr. Susan Srigley
Another research and personal interest of mine is spiritual/meditative practice across religions but especially in Buddhism and early Christianity. As part of my desire to learn more and bring these experiences to my students I regularly seek out retreats of all kinds and share my reflections on these in the classroom.
Religious ethics and literature, ancient and modern forms of spiritual practice, women and religion, religious attitudes towards death, dying and immortalityAwards/Honours:2012-13 Research Achievement Award, Nipissing University2010-11 Senior O’Connor Fellowship, Georgia College and State University2007-08 The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nipissing University
Flannery O'Connor’s Sacramental Art. University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.
Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away. Editor, Susan Srigley. University of Notre Dame Press, 2012
Press release: http://undpress.nd.edu/book/P01519
“Asceticism and Abundance: The Communion of Saints in The Violent Bear It Away” in Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away. Editor, Susan Srigley, 2012.
“Critical Lens: Flannery O’Connor and the Art of the Story,” in Critical Insights: Flannery O’Connor, EBSCO/Salem Press, 2011.Articles:
“Flannery O’Connor on Stage: Karin Coonrod’s ‘Everything that Rises Must Converge,’” The Flannery O’Connor Review, vol. 11, 2013.
Srigley, S., Guest Editor: Ingraffia, B., Srigley, S., Wood, R.C., “Penance, Violence and the Ending of Wise Blood: Three essays in Conversation” Flannery O’Connor Review, 7. 2009.
“Penance and Love in Wise Blood: Seeing Redemption?” Flannery O’Connor Review, 7. 2009.
“The Violence of Love: Reflections on Self-Sacrifice through Flannery O’Connor and René Girard,” Religion and Literature 39:3, 2007.
“O’Connor and the Mystics: St. Catherine of Genoa’s Purgatorial Vision in ‘Revelation,’” Flannery O’Connor Review, 2, Spring 2004.