OFTC English Instructor Michael Faulknor Contributes to Published Work on Flannery O’Connor

Michael Faulknor, OFTC English Instructor

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) English Instructor, Michael Faulknor recently contributed to a new book on Flannery O’Conner tilted, Better to See You With: Perspectives on Flannery O’Connor, Selected and New.  

This is the latest book by Dr. Marshall Bruce Gentry, Professor of English at Georgia College & State University (GCSU) and editor of the Flannery O’Connor Review.  

The book contains analyses and discussions of several of O’Connor’s works, including an essay titled “Reconsidering Astor and Sulk in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Displaced Person’ with Michael Faulknor.”  

During Faulknor’s time as a graduate student at GCSU, he collaborated with Gentry on the chapter, and had several discussions that made their way into the final published work. Faulknor is listed as a contributor in the title of this section of the book, and his individual essay is also cited in the Works Cited page at the end of the section.  

Faulknor presented this same essay at the ALA Symposium (Flannery O’Connor and Families) in June of 2021. 

“We always enjoy celebrating our instructors and their accomplishments,” shared Michele Strickland, OFTC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Michael’s love for this field is evident and we appreciate the commitment and dedication he demonstrates to the college, his students, and the field of English.”  

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