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Schedule of Events

"The Voices of Appalachia"
Basic Tentative 2014 Schedule

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Friday, February 7, 2014 :: 9am - 6:45pm

Saturday, February 8, 2014 :: 8am - 5:30pm

Friday, February 7, 2014

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
Humanities 106
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference Writers Workshops
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ETSU Old Time Band
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Scholarly Sessions
  • Session A
    Gregory Bock
    "Religious Liberty and Snake Handling"
    William Sproat
    " Kerosene, Turpentine, and Yellowroot: Folk Medicine of Appalachia"
    HUM 100
  • Session B
    Rosann Kent, Avery Alexander, Elizabeth Guzman, and Kaitlyn Brackett
    "'Tater Eyes and 'Possum Houses: A New Role for
    Storytelling in Place-based Pedagogy"
    Kris Lester
    "The Wall"
    HUM 104
  • Session C
    Jimmy Dean Smith
    "Wrighting the Wilderness: Unsilencing Mute Voices in Frank X. Walker's York Poems "
    Forrest Gray Yerman
    "Defining Affrilachian Identity through Personal Interviews With Eight Affrilachian Poets"
    HUM 105
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Keynote Speech
Kelly Norman Ellis
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Poster Session/Art
WSCC Students
Humanities Lobby
4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Readings by Workshop Leaders

Saturday, February 8, 2014

8:00 am
Registration Opens
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Scholarly Sessions
  • Session A
    Susan Jarrett and Wes Jarrett
    "Corncob Pipes and Buxom Babes: Undressing the Stereotype of Appalachian Women's Clothing
    in the 20th Century"
    HUM 100
  • Session B
    Kathy Alcorn
    "Speaking the Spells of Appalachia: Mountain Conjuring"
    HUM 104
  • Session C
    Steve Alcorn
    "The Voice of the 'Outsider': Jerry Garcia's Appalachian Connections"
    HUM 105
9:45 am – 11:15 am
WSCC Music/Drama Presentation
Appalachian Folk Songs
(includes the premiere of a new composition "For the Unwritten Hillbilly Poem" written by Walters State adjunct music instructor J. Ryan Garber based on a poem by Carson-Newman professor Susan O'Dell Underwood that was recently published in Southern Poetry Anthology, VI: Tennessee); Staged readings of Appalachian stories by Walters State theatre students
Humanities Theatre
11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch on your own
option of box lunch ($7 pre-order)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
  • Session A
    Barry T. Whittemore
    "The Hunger Game's New Light on the Appalachian Stereotype"
    Jared Hamilton
    "Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute: Media in the Mountains"
    HUM 100
  • Session B
    Allison R. Ensor
    "Dietrich Bonhoeffer Meets Myles Horton in East Tennessee: Fact and Fiction in Denise Giardina's
    Saints and Villains"
    Mariah Jade Zimpfer
    "Identity and Marginalization in Contemporary Appalachia"
    HUM 104
  • Session C
    Jamie Branam Kridler and Linda Daughtery
    "The Resilient Appalachian Woman: Lessons from Life and Fiction"
    Yunina Barbour-Payne
    "'Death to Appalachian Stereotypes': Performing Affrilachian Intersectionality"
    HUM 105
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Exhibit and Reception in Catron Gallery
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Open Mic
sponsered by WordUp
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Performance Poets
Kelly Norman Ellis
Bianca Spriggs