Guide to the "Archetypes and Stereotypes of Appalachia Literature/Culture: An Inquiry and Discussion," 2001

Summary Information

Title: "Archetypes and Stereotypes of Appalachia Literature/Culture: An Inquiry and Discussion," 2001
Collection: AC.387
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

"Archetypes and Stereotypes of Appalachia Literature/Culture: An Inquiry and Discussion" consists of Robert "Jack" Higgs' eight typed page syllabus for an Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School. This collections provides insight into Appalachian Writers Workshop organizers' practices and approach.

Creator: Robert J. Higgs

Biographical/Historical Note

May Stone and Katherine Pettit founded Hindman Settlement School in 1902 at the forks of Troublesome Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. Modeled after urban settlement houses like Jane Addam’s Hull House, Hindman Settlement School acted as a center for education, health care and social services. With the shift to public schools and local service agencies, the school altered its mission to provide programs for children with learning differences and an Adult Education Program to teach adults learn to read and/or receive a General Equivalency Diploma.

Founded in 1977, the Appalachian Writers Workshop is Hindman's annual workshop which supports emerging regional writers. It offers a weeklong workshop with seminars and one-on-one conferences.

Jack Higgs has written and edited a dozen books including God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America (a Pulitzer Prize nominee) and Appalachia Inside Out. He taught courses in Appalchian, Southern and American literature for 27 years.

Scope and Contents

"Archetypes and Stereotypes of Appalachia Literature/Culture: An Inquiry and Discussion" consists of Robert "Jack" Higgs' eight typed page syllabus for an Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School. This collections provides insight into Appalachian Writers Workshop organizers' practices and approach.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The collection accession number is 07-26. It was opened to the public in December 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, December 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, December 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.387: "Archetypes and Stereotypes of Appalachia Literature/Culture: An Inquiry and Discussion", W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Collection 387. "Archetypes and Stereotypes of Appalachia Literature/Culture: An Inquiry and Discussion." (2001)
Folder  
1   Paper.