GEN ED: Literary Studies Designation; Integrative Learning Experience (Theme: "Appalachian Mountains: Community, Culture, and Land")
Introduction to the literature of Appalachia with an emphasis on the multiplicity of narrative forms in the region. This course examines both historical and contemporary Appalachian literary expression as well as local, regional, national, and international perspectives on the literature of the region. Students read and study oral narratives, exploration narratives, travel writing, memoir, autobiography, song lyrics, and nature writing, in addition to fiction, poetry, and drama. The course also explores how literary production comments on and participates in the construction of Appalachia.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017