English department’s Continuing Education class

This fall the English department's Continuing Education class (Wednesdays from 10-12 starting on August 30th) will be studying the literature of Appalachia. The authors--Thomas Wolfe, Charles Frazier, Lee Smith, and Barbara Kingsolver-- explore the region's natural beauty, traditional customs, artistic creations, and economic life from the time when it was first settled on through the Civil War and the eras of subsistence farming, logging, the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the coming of coal mining and finally mountaintop removal. And, since music is so important in the mountains and several of the novels are full of music, there will be presentations with demonstrations of Appalachian music.

Professor: Sarah English, with help from Louise Taylor, Susan Gilbert, Michael Novak, and Eloise Grathwohl.

Please contact Sarah English with questions at englishs@meredith.edu.

Tuition is $225 for the semester.

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