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Timothy K Fasano, Andrew M Kramer, William W Van Winkle

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As a result of a semester in the Untangling Appalachia English class, this poster presentation makes an effort to illustrate, through poetry, music, art, works of fiction, and critical essays the truths regarding Appalachia, and strives to debunk misconceptions and stereotypes widely held by those on the outside looking in. We have sought to define both concrete and abstract concepts. For instance, what constitutes the Appalachian region? What are the heritages of the people of the Appalachian region? And, perhaps most complexly, why has the region developed as it has? These questions, and more, have led our discussion and have formed the bulk of our poster presentation. We conducted research by examining short stories, poetry, and both primary and secondary sources about the region and its peoples, including excerpts from travel diaries and critical views of the history of Appalachia.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Course Project - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Leah W DeAloia

Primary Advisor's Department

English

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Untangling Appalachia

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