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The Carson McCullers Center's Weekly We of Me

The Carson McCullers Center's Weekly We of Me

By Nick Norwood
This podcast is produced by Columbus State University's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and focuses on the life, work, and lasting influence of world-renowned twentieth-century American writer Carson McCullers.
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Episode 18: Interview with Carey Scott Wilkerson, Robert Chumbley, and Ian Greenlaw -- A Little Bit of Carson in Every Character
This is the last of three episodes based on our interview with librettist Carey Scott Wilkerson, composer Robert Chumbley, and baritone Ian Greenlaw, collaborators on an operatic treatment of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
23:22
October 16, 2020
Episode 17: Interview with Carey Scott Wilkerson, Robert Chumbley, and Ian Greenlaw -- Words First, Then Music
This is the second of three episodes based on our interview with librettist Carey Scott Wilkerson, composer Robert Chumbley, and baritone Ian Greenlaw, collaborators on an operatic treatment of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
18:15
October 9, 2020
Episode 16: Interview with Carey Scott Wilkerson, Robert Chumbley, and Ian Greenlaw -- McCullers as Opera
This is the first of three episodes based on our interview with librettist Carey Scott Wilkerson, composer Robert Chumbley, and baritone Ian Greenlaw, collaborators on an operatic treatment of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
21:35
October 2, 2020
Episode 15: Interview with Karen Allen -- Carson and "10"
This is the last of three episodes based on our interview with famed Hollywood and stage actor and director Karen Allen.
14:26
September 25, 2020
Episode 14: Interview with Karen Allen -- On Making the Film "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud."
This is the second of three episodes based on our interview with famed Hollywood and stage actor and director Karen Allen.
23:11
September 18, 2020
Episode 13: Interview with Karen Allen -- Coming to McCullers "When We Are Lost"
This is the first of three episodes based on our interview with famed Hollywood and stage actor and director Karen Allen.
24:24
September 11, 2020
Episode 12: Interview with Jonathan Samuel Eddie -- On White Privilege, Toni Morrison, and Berenice Sadie Brown
This is the second of two episodes based on our interview with Columbus-based poetry slam champion, writer, actor, teacher, and community activist Jonathan Samuel Eddie.
14:49
September 4, 2020
Episode 11: Interview with Jonathan Samuel Eddie--On Teen Poetry Slam in Carson’s Hometown
This is the first of two episodes based on our interview with Columbus-based poetry slam champion, writer, actor, teacher, and community activist Jonathan Samuel Eddie.
22:10
August 28, 2020
Episode 10: Interview with Sarah Schulman -- On Lover / Beloved and How Carson McCullers Wrote about People “as they actually are”
This is the last of three episodes based on our interview with novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and gay-rights activist Sarah Schulman.
17:01
August 21, 2020
Episode 9: Interview with Sarah Schulman -- On Carson’s Own Sexual / Gender Identity
This is the second of three episodes from our interview with novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and gay-rights activist Sarah Schulman.
25:02
August 14, 2020
Episode 8: Interview with Sarah Schulman -- Carson McCullers, Model White Writer
This is the first of three episodes based on our interview with novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and gay-rights activist Sarah Schulman.
17:59
August 7, 2020
Episode 7: Interview with Natalia Temesgen -- On Columbus, Confederate Monuments, and Writing from a Certain House in Nyack
Episode 7 is the last of three based on our interview with award-winning playwright and screenwriter Natalia Temesgen, a native of Columbus, Georgia, who recently spent a short time living and working in the Carson McCullers House in Nyack, New York.
25:50
July 31, 2020
Episode 6: Interview with Natalia Temesgen--What McCullers Gets Right about Black Rage
This week's episode is the second of three based on an interview we conducted with Columbus, Georgia-based writer, playwright, screenwriter Natalia Temesgen, who just finished a stint in the writers room for the Netflix original series "Dear White People." Natalia talks about what it's like to read and teach her hometown's famous writer, Carson McCullers.
18:16
July 24, 2020
Episode 5: Interview with Natalia Temesgen -- On Writing for "Dear White People" in the Age of Black Lives Matter
This week's episode is the first of three based on an interview we conducted with Columbus, Georgia-based writer, playwright, screenwriter Natalia Temesgen, who just finished a stint in the writers room for the Netflix original series "Dear White People."
20:45
July 17, 2020
Episode 4: Interview with Carlos Dews--How Carson McCullers “Read My Mind”
This week’s episode is the third and final in a series based on an interview we conducted with McCullers scholar Carlos Dews, founding director of the Carson McCullers Center and the world's leading scholar in Carson McCullers studies. Professor Dews, who edited Carson's unfinished autobiography, Illumination and Night Glare, and both volumes of the Library of America's The Complete Works of Carson McCullers, is currently editing the selected letters. In Episode 4, Dews explains how he first came to the work of Carson McCullers while struggling with his sexual identity as an undergraduate in Texas, talks about his review of the new book on McCullers by Jenn Shapland, and reads one of his favorite passages from the McCullers novel Clock Without Hands. 
17:52
July 10, 2020
Episode 3: Interview with Carlos Dews--Love Letters in and out of War
This episode is the second in a three-part series based on an interview with professor Carlos Dews, founding director of the Carson McCullers Center and the world's leading scholar in Carson McCullers studies. Professor Dews, who edited the unfinished autobiography of Carson McCullers, Illumination and Night Glare, and both volumes of the Library of America's The Complete Works of Carson McCullers, is currently editing the selected letters of Carson McCullers. In Episode 3, Nick and Carlos discuss that project, including the discovery of Carson's love letters to Marty Mann. This week's readings are from the so-called "War Letters" exchanged between Carson and Reeves McCullers in 1944 and 1945. Suzie Parker Devoe reads Carson's letter to Reeves of 21 November 1944, and Nick Norwood reads the letter to Carson Reeves wrote the following day.
27:30
July 3, 2020
Episode 2: Interview with Carlos Dews--White Writers' Black Characters
For Episodes 2-4, McCullers Center director Nick Norwood interviewed the  center's founding director and the world's foremost scholar of Carson  McCullers, Dr. Carlos Dews. Professor Dews, who edited the unfinished  autobiography of Carson McCullers Illumination and Night Glare, as well as both volumes of the Library of America's The Complete Works of Carson McCullers,  is currently editing the selected letters of Carson McCullers. In  Episode 2, Nick and Carlos talk about the issue of race in McCullers's  work.
19:02
June 26, 2020
Episode 1 -- The We of Me
This first episode of the Carson McCullers Center's Weekly We of Me is an overview of the podcast and focuses on the phrase "the we of me" from the McCullers novel The Member of the Wedding. The phrase, which comes from the thoughts of the book's main character, Frankie Adams, has become a symbol for the universal desire to connect with other people and to find that group of people with whom a person may feel they belong.
09:35
June 19, 2020