Walker Percy

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Registration now open for our summer creative writing program for high school stidents For more information and enrollment forms, go to the Loyola Writing Institute page. 


We all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end soon. —David Carr


R.I.P. Miller Williams (1930-2015)

The renowned poet passed away in Fayetteville, Arkansas yesterday, January 1. Miller Williams was on the faculty at Loyola in the late 1960s and founded the New Orleans Review.

2015 conference: CALL FOR PAPERS

The third biennial Walker Percy Conference will take place October 16-17, 2015. The conference will focus on Percy's 1966 novel The Last Gentleman, its literary, cultural, and philosophical themes, and its place in Southern and American Literature, but is open to the full spectrum of possible topics as they relate to Percy and his work, including but not limited to psychology, exile, place, travel, philosophy, semiotics, postmodernism, suicide, medicine, and religion. We welcome session proposals and individual paper abstracts addressing any topics relevant to Walker Percy and his work, particularly his novel, The Last Gentleman. The conference will be held in the Monroe Library at Loyola University in New Orleans. Click here to submit abstracts and session proposals.

Photos of Walker Percy courtesy of Rhoda K. Faust

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