“This volume does many things well. Essays in this work serve as primers on Appalachian history, on folklore and the oral tradition, on ecocriticism, and on service-learning.”
— Douglas Reichert Powell, author of Critical Regionalism
In this book, (Burriss and Gantt) have engaged some of the region’s foremost post-secondary teachers to share their best ideas for teaching about the region. For example, John C. Inscoe on teaching history, Erica Abrams Locklear and Jeff Mann on teaching literature, Ricky L. Cox on teaching the novel, and Grace Edwards on teaching poetry.”Appalachian Heritage
About the Author
Theresa L. Burriss is the Chair of Appalachian Studies and Director of the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center at Radford University, Virginia. She is the contributing senior editor of Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, and her publications on the Affrilachians have appeared in the journals Appalachian Heritage and Iron Mountain Review, as well as in the books An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature and Encyclopedia of African American Literature.
Patricia M. Gantt is Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of English at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She is the editor of the five-volume Student’s Encyclopedia of Great American Writers. Her work on Appalachian writers has appeared in Iron Mountain Review, An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature, Her Words: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Appalachian Women’s Poetry, and Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Regional Writing.