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Carson McCullers. Image by AP Photo.

Carson McCullers. Image by AP Photo.

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The Study Sessions: Women Writers in the US South

"...drinking and a certain solitary secret pleasure." The queer case of Carson McCullers, by Graham Caveney

07 Nov 2017

The Study Sessions are a series of informal reading and discussion groups. This series will focus on different versions of the American South as realised in the work of four of its authors. More>>
"...drinking and a certain solitary secret pleasure." The queer case of Carson McCullers. Graham Caveney will lead a discussion about McCullers' writing, life and critical legacy.
For this session Graham Caveney would like us to read and watch:
- Carson McCullers, 'The Member of the Wedding' (1946)
- Film 'The Member of the Wedding' from 1952 dir. by Fred Zinnemann (available on YouTube)
- Elizabeth Freeman, 'The Wedding Complex' (2002). Chapter Two "The We of Me: The Member of the Wedding's novel alliances" (p.45-69).
- Lillian Smith, 'Killers of the Dream' (1949)
Please note that places for these sessions are limited, if you would like reserve a place please email
Free, The Studio
Graham Caveney is a freelance writer based in Nottingham. He has written on music and fiction for the NME, The Face and the Independent. He is the author of two previous books, on William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. He launched his most recent book titled The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir of an Adolescencepublished by Picador here at Nottingham Contemporary in August 2017. This series of Study Session have been curated in collaboration with Graham.




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