Dr. Farrell O’Gorman

Chair, Professor of English 


  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • CC 351: Studies in Christianity & Culture: Ireland (May intensive study abroad)
  • CC 350: Topics in Christianity & Culture: Ireland
  • EN 430W: Senior Thesis
  • EN 400: Special Topics: Christianity and Contemporary American Literature
  • EN 400: Special Topics: Flannery O’Connor and Her Legacy
  • EN 415: Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • EN 340: American Literature
  • HO 271: Honors American Literature
  • EN 211: Literary Classics of the Western Tradition I
  • EN 212: Literary Classics of the Western Tradition II
  • EN 203: Introduction to American Literature
  • RH101: Rhetoric I
  • RH 102: Rhetoric II
  • Monographs:
    Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination. University of Notre Dame Press (2017), 326 pp.
  • Peculiar Crossroads: Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic Vision in Postwar Southern Fiction. Louisiana State University Press (2004), 259 pp. Reissued in paperback Fall 2007.
  • Scholarly Articles:
    “‘O’Connor and the Rhetoric of Eugenics: Misfits, the ‘Unfit,’ and Us.” A Political Companion to Flannery O’Connor, ed. Henry Edmondson, UP of Kentucky (2017): 199-221.
  • “Re-writing American Borders: Religion, the South, and New World Gothic Narratives.” Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South, ed. Jason Phillips, Louisiana State UP (2013):