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2013 Studies In American Culture - 36.1


Studies in American Culture Symposium 

Mary Beth Pennington

Erica Abrams Locklear
Following a Brier’s Advice

Emily Satterwhite
Appalachia and the University

Talmage A. Stanley
A New American Cincinnati: Citizenship, Education, and Place


Julie Phillips Brown
After Blue Front: An Interview with Martha Collins


Brian Graves
"A Glimpse Into the Past”: Communication, Cultural Tourism, and the Political Economy of Modern Gullah Preservation

Caroline Chamberlin Hellman
“A Walker in the City”: Lee’s Native Speaker, Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn, and Whitman’s Cartographic Legacy

Caitlyn Kamm and Sara B. Marcketti
Illustrating the Future for Smart Young Women: Mademoiselle Magazine, 1946-1959

Jeff Sychterz
“She Was the Enemy”: The Prostitute in Vietnam Veteran Poetry


Laura E. Savu
Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society, by Peter N. Stearns

Sylvia Cook
“Those Who Labor for My Happiness”: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by Lucia Stanton

David McCracken
Views from the Dark Side of American History,
by Michael Fellman

Laura E. Savu
Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled, by Michael Cobb

Michael Schumacher
East Hill Farm: Seasons with Alan Ginsberg, by Gordon Ball

Margaret Wright-Cleveland
Black Aperture, by Matt Rasmussen

Jo Angela Edwins
Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, by Laura Read

Jean W. Cash
Rivers, by Michael Farris Smith

Erica Abrams Locklear
Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place, by Bell Hooks

Steven E. Knepper
Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century,
by Casey Clabough

Katherine Abernathy
Southern Crossings: Poetry, Memory, and the Transcultural South, by Daniel Cross Turner

Jeff Stayton
Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893-1985, by Jay Watson

Anita Rose
The Angelic Mother and the Predatory Seductress: Poor White Women in Southern Literature of the Great Depression,
by Ashley Craig Lancaster

Margaret Wright-Cleveland
Hemingway, Race, and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line,
by Marc Kevin Dudley

David Fillingim
A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music,
by Jason Howard

Rob McDonald
The Kentucky Barbecue Book, by Wes Berry

Wes Berry
Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler’s Journey through the Soul of the South, by Susan Puckett and Langdon Clay

David Wharton
New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana’s Historic Pointe Coupee Parish, by Richard Sexton and Randy Harelson, with Brian Costello

Henry Wise
Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper, by James Holland, Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, and Janisse Ray

Susie Penman
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans,
by Lawrence N. Powell

Tamara Wilson
As American as Shoofly Pie: The Folklore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine, by William Woys Weaver

Elizabeth Cummins
Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture, by Pamela H. Simpson

Bob Coleman
The Myth of Ephraim Tutt: Arthur Train and His Great Literary Hoax, by Molly Guptill Manning

Peter Kvidera
The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama,
by David L. Holmes

Francis MacDonnellCapital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations,
by Charlene Mires

Bob Coleman
Main Street and Empire: The Fictional Small Town in the Age of Globalization, by Ryan Poll

Cameron Armstrong
Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture,
by Stephanie Ricker Schulte


Meryl Truett
Boat on Stilts [Hwy 17 South of Brunswick, Georgia] (2013)