Appalachia in the Classroom: Teaching the Region

Appalachia in the Classroom: Teaching the Region

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ISBN-13: 9780821420423
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 06/11/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Theresa L. Burriss is the Chair of Appalachian Studies and Director of the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center at Radford University, Virginia. She is the contributing senior editor of Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, and her publications on the Affrilachians have appeared in the journals Appalachian Heritage and Iron Mountain Review, as well as in the books An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature and Encyclopedia of African American Literature.

Table of Contents


• Dedication and Acknowledgments
• Introduction
Part One: Creative Teaching of Appalachian History • One. Intro to Appalachian Studies: Navigating Myths of Appalachian Exceptionalism
Emily Satterwhite
• Two. Listening to Black Appalachian Laundrywomen: Teaching with Photographs, Letters, Diaries, and Lost Voices
Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt
• Three. The Southern Highlands according to Hollywood: Teaching Appalachian History through Film
John C. Inscoe

Part Two: Appalachian Literature and Folktales in and out of the Classroom • Four. Building Bridges with Ron Rash’s The World Made Straight: Results from One University and High School Partnership
Erica Abrams Locklear
• Five. The Feast Hall, the Arsenal, and the Mirror: Teaching Literature to Students at Risk
Jeff Mann
• Six. I Hear Appalachia Singing: Teaching Appalachian Literature in a General Education American Literature Course
Linda Tate
• Seven. “Way Back Yonder” but Not So Far Away: Teaching Appalachian Folktales
Tina L. Hanlon

Part Three: The Novel in Appalachia • Eight. Teaching Modern Appalachia in Wilma Dykeman’s The Far Family
Patricia M. Gantt
• Nine. Fred Chappell’s I Am One of You Forever as a Subject for Literary Analysis and an Alternative Image of Mid-Twentieth-Century Appalachia
Ricky L. Cox
• Ten. Startling Morals: Teaching Ecofiction with Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer
Felicia Mitchell

Part Four: Appalachian Poetry and Prose • Eleven. Appalachian Poetry: A Field Guide for Teachers
R. Parks Lanier Jr.
• Twelve. From Harlem Home to Affrilachia: Teaching the Literary Journey
Theresa L. Burriss
• Thirteen. Teaching the Poetry and Prose of Marilou Awiakta grace
Toney Edwards
• Fourteen. Toward “Crystal-Tight Arrays”: Teaching the Evolving Art of Robert Morgan’s Poetry
Robert M. West

• Contributors
• Index

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