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Twenty-Three Years Later

1975

Two Ph.D. dissertations about Wise Blood are completed:

Over 230 Ph.D. dissertations have been completed about Flannery O'Connor's writings.

Disertation Characteristics
AUDIENCE: Other scholars and students
AUTHOR: Graduate students
SELECTION PROCESS: Approved by a committee of faculty members; Usually "unpublished" and only available in the library of the university where the degree was granted (unless it is revised and published as a regular book or its sections published as journal articles)
TIMELINESS: Takes at least a year, usually more, to research and write
CONTENT: Concentrates on a specific scholarly question, such as examining changes between draft versions of the novel. Provides insight into cutting-edge ideas and areas where little published research has been done. Includes extensive documentation.

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