Matthew Bryant Cheney

Matthew Bryant Cheney earned his BA from Carson-Newman University and this May will complete his MA in literature and cultural studies at the University of Tennessee, where he has focused on post–World War II American literature and written a thesis titled “Flannery O’Connor and the Mystery of Justice.” He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, Ashley, and their Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix, Nina.


on Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons edited by Kelly Gerald

When early twenty-first-century readers imagine Mary Flannery O’Connor, they are prone to think of her as perpetually ill, wearing black-rimmed wing glasses and sitting on her porch at Andalusia, crutches leaning against the wall beside her rocking chair, her face expressing anything but a smile as she looks out at the peacocks. Few think of […]

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