A Study Of Three Contemporary Western North Carolina Storytellers

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Danielle Erin Rector (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Thomas McGowan

Abstract: In past generations, stories were passed on orally within the traditional storytelling family or local community setting. Today, there are a wide array of storytelling festivals and workshops held, at which traditional and revivalist tellers share their craft with a broader, more mainstream audience. As a result, traditional stories are being shared with a wider audience, who may or may not truly understand the historical and moral importance of these tales and their messages. In order to study this shift from the family context to larger audience context, I have selected and interviewed three contemporary western North Carolina storytellers.

Additional Information

Rector, D. (2009). "A Study Of Three Contemporary Western North Carolina Storytellers." Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2009
oral history, storytelling, traditional stories, Western North Carolina

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