|Millennial Mountaineer: The Reconfiguration of Literary Appalachia in the Works Of Pinckney Benedict, Chris Offutt, And Charles Frazier
||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
||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
||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
||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...