On Teaching Harriette Simpson Arnow

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Dr. . Erica Abrams Locklear, Associate Professor (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
Web Site: http://library.unca.edu/

Abstract: When I began doctoral study in English at Louisiana State University in 2003, I thought I knew a little something about Appalachian literature. I had read James Still, Lee Smith, Robert Morgan, and several other mountain writers, and I was vaguely familiar with a handful of other related sources, like Joyce Dyer’s collection, Bloodroot: Reflections on Placeby Appalachian Women Writers. Then I took a Southern literature seminar with John Lowe who, during one of our conversations about Appalachianliterature, offhandedly remarked that he really loved Harriette Simpson Arnow’s The Dollmaker. Before that day, I had never heard of Arnow orany of her works. Looking back on that conversation now, I wonder howthis was possible. (Opening paragraph)

Additional Information

Locklear, Erica Abrams. “On Teaching Harriette Simpson Arnow.” Appalachian Heritage 40, no. (Spring 2012): 53-55.
Language: English
Date: 2012
Appalachian literature, pedagogy, Harritte Simpson Arnow, Dollmaker

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