Appalachian Literary Criticism

Scope: 

This Pathfinder is designed as a guide to locate literary criticism on Appalachian works of literature and Appalachian authors. This compilation is limited to criticism found within the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Appalachian State University.

Introductory Text: 

Brosi, George. The Literature of the Appalachian South. Richmond, KY: Eastern Kentucky University, 1992. Print. ASU App Coll PS261 .B77 1992

Library of Congress Subject Headings: 

American literature -- Appalachian Region
American literature -- Appalachian Region -- Bibliography
American literature -- Appalachian Region -- Bio-bibliography
American literature -- Appalachian Region -- History and criticism
American literature -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
American literature -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Bibliography
Appalachian Region -- Intellectual life
Appalachian Region -- In literature
Appalachian Region, Southern -- In literature
Authors, American -- Appalachian Region -- Biography – Dictionaries
Authors – Appalachia
Environmentalism -- Appalachian Region
Feminism and literature -- Appalachian Region
Literature - Appalachia
Mountain life in literature
Women and literature -- Appalachian Region

Library of Congress Call Numbers: 

PS286
PS286.A6
PS3537

Books: 

Collins, Carvel E. The Literary Tradition of the Southern Mountaineer, 1824-1900. Chicago, IL: Thesis--University of Chicago, 1944. Print. ASU App Coll PS173.A67 C65 1944

Crum, Claude L. River of Words: Jame Still's Literary Legacy. Nicholasville, KY: Wind Publications, 2007. Print. ASU App Coll PS3537.T5377 Z56 2007

Dyer, Joyce. Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. Print. ASU App Coll PS286.A6 B57 1998

Dykeman, Wilma. The Literature of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. S.l: s.n, 1964. Print. ASU App Coll PS286.A6 S765 1900z

Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. Southern Appalachian Ecological Literature and Feminism: Women Authors Address the Land, 1890-1910. Atlanta, GA: Thesis (Ph. D.)--Emory University, 1999. Print. ASU App Coll PN3401 .E54 1999a

Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D. The Tangled Roots of Feminism, Environmentalism, and Appalachian Literature. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press (Ohio University Press Series in Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia.), 2003. Print. ASU App Coll PS286.A6 .E54 2003

Foster, Ruel E. Appalachian Literature: Critical Essays. Charleston, W.Va: MHC Publications, 1976. Print. ASU App Coll PS3512 .F6 

Harris, Isabella D. The Southern Mountaineer in American Fiction, 1824-1910. Durham, NC: Thesis (Ph. D.)--Duke University, 1982. Print. ASU App Coll PS255 .H25 

Higgs, Robert J, Ambrose N. Manning, and Jim W. Miller. “Education and Literature”. Appalachia Inside Out Culture and Custom. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1995. 621-681. Print. ASU App Coll PS554 .A65 1995

Lanier, Parks. The Poetics of Appalachian Space. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1991. Print. ASU App Coll PS286.A6 P64 1991

McLeod, John A. The Southern Highlands in Prose Fiction. Chapel Hill, NC: Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1930. Print. ASU App Coll PS255.M17 Th

Olson, Ted, and Kathy H. Olson. James Still: Critical Essays on the Dean of Appalachian Literature. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007. Print. ASU App Coll PS3537.T5377 Z73 2007

Quillen, Rita S. Looking for Native Ground: Contemporary Appalachian Poetry. Boone, NC: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1989. Print. ASU App Coll PS286.A6 Q55 1989

Roberts, Elizabeth M, H R. Stoneback, and Steven Florczyk. Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Essays of Reassessment & Reclamation. Nicholasville, KY: Wind Publications, 2008. Print. ASU App Coll PS3535 .O172 E52 2008

Stanley, Talmage A. The Poco Field: Politics, Culture, and Place in Contemporary Appalachia. Atlanta, GA: Thesis (Ph. D.)--Emory University, 1997. Print. ASU App Coll PS286.A6 S73 1996

Williams, Cratis D. The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction. New York, NY: Thesis (Ph. D.)--New York University Graduate School, 1961. Print. ASU App Coll PS 255. W26

Guides, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries: 

Miller, Danny, Sharon Hatfield, and Gurney Norman. An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2005. ASU App Coll PS286.A6 A83 2005

Bibliographies: 

Boger, Lorise C. The Southern Mountaineer in Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. Morgantown, W.Va: West Virginia University Library, 1964. Print. ASU App Coll Z1231.F4 B6

Carney, Ginny. Cherokee/Appalachian Literature and Other Resource Materials. Berea, KY: Berea College, Appalachian Studies Summer Institute, 1994. Print. ASU App Coll Z1209.2.U52 A67 1994

Caskey, Jefferson D. Appalachian Authors: A Selective Bibliography. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 1990. Print. ASU App Coll Z1251.A7 C37 1990

Collins, Carvel E. “Nineteenth Century Fiction of the Southern Appalachians.” Bulletin of Bibliography, XVII, 1970. Print. ASU App Coll Z1319.F4 C76

Dykeman, Wilma. Southern Appalachian Books: An Annotated, Selected Bibliography. Knoxville, TN: Appalachian Resources Project, University of Tennessee, 1973. Print. ASU App Coll Z1251.A7 D9

Journals: 

Appalachian Journal. Boone, NC: Appalachian State University. Fall 1972 – Winter 2009. ASU App Coll F216.2 .A66. Literature Reviews in Each Issue.

Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine. Johnson City, Tennessee: Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. Winter/Spring 1985 – Spring/Summer 2008. ASU App Coll F 217.A65 N68. Literature Reviews in Each Issue.

Compiled by: 

Compiler: A. Leigh Walters, 7 December 2010

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