Conference Schedule

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Thursday, June 22
Hotel Doña María
Calle Don Remondo, 19

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m   Optional private tour of Cathedral and organ recital

11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.         Arrival and registration at Hotel Doña Maria

11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m.    Optional Tour of  Real Alcázar
(RSVP required; meet at Hotel Doña Maria)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.              Welcome and Opening Panel, Seville City Hall
Fans of Flannery O’Connor: Contemporary Spanish Writers
Eduardo Jordá, Antonio Rivero Taravillo, & Fernando Iwasaki
Moderators: Irene Rodríguez Cachón & Beatriz Valverde Jiménez

8:15 – 9:30 p.m.              Rooftop Reception at the Hotel Doña Maria; dinner on your own

Friday, June 23
Loyola Andalucía Campus

9:00 am Bus departs  to Loyola Campus
9:30 am – 10:00 am Arrival and Welcome from the Rector of Loyola Andalucía, Gabriel Pérez
10:00 am – 11:15 am Plenary address I
Richard Rodriguez, St. Flannery of Dixie: Born Again
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break/Coffee
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Paper Presentations I
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch at campus dining hall (for all paid registered guests)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


The Poetics of Flannery’s Andalusia
Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O’Connor Poetry reading by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
Flannery and Flamenco Karin Coonron
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Paper Presentations II

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm



Roundtable Panel Discussion
Flannery O’Connor Across Borders: From English to Spanish
Cristina Sánchez-Andrade, Esther Navío, Gretchen Dobrott, and Guadalupe Arbona Abascal
6:45 pm Bus Departs for Seville City Center

8:00 pm -9:00 pm


Optional visit to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary (followed by dinner at at La Santa )

Saturday, June 24
Fundacion Valentin de Madariaga y Oya
Former United States Ibero-American Pavilion
(walking distance from conference hotels)

10:00 am – 11:15 am

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Visit to Reales Alcazares de Seville (Royal Palace)

Welcome at Valentín de Madariaga

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Plenary Address II
Andrés Trapiello, Flannery O’Connor y el rezagado
A Late Comer to Flannery O’Connor
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch at Valentín de Madariaga
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Paper Presentations III
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm Panel Presentations IV
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Screening of Flannery O’Connor: Acts of Redemption
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Break
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm Closing Dinner and Flamenco at El Corral del Agua & Tablao Los Gallos (dinner included for conference attendees and their registered guests; Flamenco included for conference attendees; additional for guests)

Sunday, June 25
Optional Programs

10:30 am – 11:30 am Mass in English at the Chapel of the Royal Academy of Santa Isabel de Hungria, Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J. presiding
12:50 pm Train departure to Córdoba (100 euro fee includes train fare, admission, and lunch)
1:35 pm Arrival and lunch
3:00 pm Visit to Córdoba cathedral
6:52 pm Departure to Seville by train