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Ballard, Sandra


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Millennial Mountaineer: The Reconfiguration of Literary Appalachia in the Works Of Pinckney Benedict, Chris Offutt, And Charles Frazier 2010 1067 The specific focus of this thesis is on three novels emerging from what I argue is the latest period, or era, of “insider” Appalachian fiction: Pinckney Benedict's Dogs of God (1994), Chris Offutt's The Good Brother (1997), and Charles Frazier's Co...
Songbird Commotion: The Natural Voice of Lou V. Crabtree 2013 276 This study proposes that by reading the work of Appalachian author Lou V. Crabtree in light of contemporary feminist criticism on women’s relationships to the concepts of identity, ecology, and religion, critics can find a point of access both for un...
Exploring “Nostalgia for the Future”: A History of the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, West Virginia 2014 61 Since 1973, the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College (commonly known as Augusta) has coordinated traditional arts workshops; organized festivals, concerts, dances, and lectures; produced documentary films, audio recordings, and books; sp...