Professor Carlos Dews Publishes Chapter on Carson McCullers in Book on Georgia Women
JCU Professor Carlos Dews recently published a chapter in Georgia Women: Their Live and Times, edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark and published by the University of Georgia Press. Dews’s chapter, titled “Carson McCullers and ’The Brutal Humiliation of Human Dignity’ in the South,” explores the ambivalent relationship McCullers had with her native state of Georgia, in particular, and the American South, in general.
Professor Dews is Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature and Director of the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation at John Cabot University.
The new volume is the second in a series of books about women’s lives in the American South and advanced reviews have been very positive:
“An amazing group of women shines forth in this collection of essays. They represent the best of Georgia in the twentieth century, from the farm to the city; in the classrooms, the arts, and the halls of law; and on the streets, fighting for social justice. Georgia women have brought significant vitality and change to their home state, and their stories come together brilliantly in this volume.”
—Rebecca Sharpless, author of Cooking in Other Women’s Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865–1960
“A comprehensive and interesting collection of essays that reveals both the depth and the breadth of the contributions women have made to the state’s modern history. The volume highlights the many ways race, class, family structure, historical and economic forces, and creativity shaped the lives of these interesting women.”
—Susan Youngblood Ashmore, author of Carry It On: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, 1964–1972
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