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From left to right: Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers

From left to right: Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers

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The Study Sessions

Women Writers in the US South: Violence, Aberration and the 'Southern Gothic'

26 Sep 2017 - 07 Nov 2017

The Study Sessions are a series of informal reading and discussion groups.
 
This series will focus on different versions of the US American South as realised in the work of four of its authors. Beginning with Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) and moving on to Alice Walker (1944 -), Eudora Welty (1909-2001) and Carson McCullers (1917-1967), each session will provide a context in which to discuss representations of race, gender and sexuality. We will look at the issue of genre (Gothic, Grotesque, Regionalism) and the complex question of what it might mean to be a writer in, of and about The South. 
 
Please note that places for these sessions are limited, if you would like reserve a place please email at merce@nottinghamcontemporary.org
 
 
Tue 26 Sep, 6.30-8.30pm
Flannery O'Connor and the God-Haunted South, by Richard King. 
 
 
Tue 10 Oct, 6.30-8.30pm
Alice Walker and the Civil Rights "Southern Gothic", by Sharon Monteith. 
 
 
Tue 24 Oct, 6.30-8.30pm
“They better not call me that!”: Eudora Welty and the Southern Gothic, by Stephanie Palmer. 
 
 
Tue 7 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm
"...drinking and a certain solitary secret pleasure." The queer case of Carson McCullers, by Graham Caveney. 
 
 
 
This series have been concieved in collaboration with author Graham Caveney.

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