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"Foodways: The Intersection of Food in Appalachian Literature, Culture, Traditions, and History"
2017 Conference | February 3-4, 2017
Tentative 2017 Schedule

Friday | Saturday

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pre-Conference Events

9:00 AM
Registration Opens
Humanities Lobby
9:30 AM –  10:00 AM
Gallery Presentation
Producing an Award-Winning Literary and Art Magazine on a Shoestring Budget
HUM 106
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Writers Workshops
  • Fiction
    "Character Position: Going Beyond Plot to Make Story Compelling"
    Darnell Arnoult
    HUM 100
  • Nonfiction
    "Seeking the Story: Turkey Herders, Pitmasters, Ravioli Rollers, and Other Treasures from an Appalachian Loafer's Logbook"
    Fred Sauceman
    HUM 102
  • Poetry
    "Pimento Cheese and Other Reasons for Poetry"
    Linda Parsons
    HUM 101
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch on Your Own
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ETSU Old Time Pride Band
Humanities Theatre
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Keynote Speech - Fred Sauceman
"Dispatches from the land of Dip Dogs and Dr. Enuf"
Humanities Theatre
with dessert reception to follow in the Humanities Lobby
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
Humanities Classrooms
  • Session A
    HUM 106
    • Rosann Kent
      "When the signs are in the feet: Exploring foodways and almanacs from Foxfire's Appalachia"
  • Session B
    HUM 100
    • Whitney Jarnagin and Hannah Smith
      "Corn on the Cob and Squirrel Dumplins: A Play in Four Acts"
    • Clarke Martin
      "The Ethnographic Lens of Mildred Haun's Fiction"
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
High Lonesome Senate Bluegrass Band
Performance and Jam Session
Humanities Lobby

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pre-Conference Events

8:00 AM
Registration Opens
Humanities Lobby
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
Humanities Classrooms
  • Session A
    HUM 100
    • Jimmy Dean Smith
      "Steam Drill: The Rape of Nature in the Anthropocene Epoch"
  • Session B
    HUM 106
    • Chris Baker
      "Whiskey's Ecological Wonderland and Social Change in Appalachia"
  • Session C
    HUM 101
    • Kristi Devoti and Kara Williamson
      "Compost– Breaking it Down"
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Amy Greene Reading
From Her New Novel, The Nature of FIre
Humanities Theatre
11:35 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own
option of box lunch ($8 pre-order by Jan 31, 2017)
Humanities Lobby
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Katie Hoffman
"When Everything is Old is New Again: An Appalachian Culinary Renaissance"
Humanities Theatre
2:15 PM –  TBA
Open Mic
sponsored by WordUp
Humanities Lobby