Ballard, Sandra

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The Life And Work Of Mountain Life And Work: An Introductory History Of An Appalachian Publication 2019 1233 Mountain Life and Work was the first periodical publication devoted exclusively to the interests of the residents of the Appalachian mountain region. It was published by the Council of the Southern Mountains from 1925 to 1988 and circulated throughou...
Revisiting Ray Hicks’s Hunting Tale 2021 558 This thesis analyzes “Ray and Jack Go Hunting” told by Ray Hicks, a storyteller in western North Carolina. Chapter 1 confirms that “Ray and Jack Go Hunting” differs from other traditional Jack Tales as the story is not an upside down comedy. Chapter ...
Representation Of Work Experiences Within The Poetry Of Four Contemporary Southern Appalachian Poets 2009 147 Work experiences as they appear in contemporary Southern Appalachian poetry are issues that have yet to be explored. Critics examine the work of Southern Appalachian poets sometimes as romantic, celebrating a bygone era, rather than examining it in t...
Modern And Contemporary Appalachian Literature: Beyond The Southern Grotesque 2007 150 This thesis explores definitions of the grotesque and examines different uses of the grotesque by Southern and Appalachian writers. The grotesque is an idea that is always in flux within the context of the piece of art that uses it. Its original mean...
“Wildness Is The Cure”: A Pastoral Reading Of Robert Gipe’s Canard County Trilogy 2023 81 Robert Gipe’s Canard County Trilogy, Trampoline (2015), Weedeater (2018), and Pop (2021), features commentary on extractive industries in Appalachia and the environmental and social degradation they have caused and continue to inflict. Analyzing the ...
Songbird Commotion: The Natural Voice of Lou V. Crabtree 2013 3150 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 2476 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...
Appalachia In Science Fiction: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road And Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games 2015 4488 In literature, science fiction and Appalachia seem to exist in two separate—even opposing—worlds. Science fiction is a genre typically devoted to technology and an imaginary future. The Appalachian region, on the other hand, is often celebrated for i...
In This Way The Mountain Lives: An Ecocritical Reading Of John Ehle’s Appalachian Fiction 2017 13684 John Marsden Ehle has written seven novels set in the Appalachian Mountains. These texts chronicle the lives of the Wright and King families of Western North Carolina who adapt to a constantly changing world from the late eighteenth century into the ...
Jim Shumate And The Development Of Bluegrass Fiddling 2018 22403 Born and raised on Chestnut Mountain in Wilkes County, North Carolina, James “Jim” Shumate (1921-2013) was a stylistic co-creator of bluegrass fiddling, synthesizing a variety of existing styles into the developing genre during his time performing wi...
Millennial Mountaineer: The Reconfiguration of Literary Appalachia in the Works Of Pinckney Benedict, Chris Offutt, And Charles Frazier 2010 3335 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...
"Dovie": A Creative Exploration Of The Effects Of The Economy And Progress On One Woman's Life In Post Civil War Appalachia Prior To World War II 2005 423 The period between the Civil War and World War II brought sweeping changes and extreme circumstances to the entire country, and many of these events were intensified by the isolation and harsh realities of life in Appalachia. In this work I propose t...