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NCLR at Appalachian Studies in March

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March 7-9
Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Cullowhee NC

Find Senior Associate Editor Christy Alexander Hallberg at the NCLR table for more info on our award-winning 2023 issue, featuring several of the authors presenting; how to submit to our 2025 feature “LGBTQ+ NC Literature”; and how to subscribe!

NCLR-related material at the conference:

Friday. 9:00 am-10:15 am. Session 1.11. PANEL: “Beloved Communities: Language and Resistance for Cherokee/Catawba Indigenous Women”
Convener: Mae Miller Claxton

· “‘She said that Saint Augustine is Worth Nothing Compared to Her Homeland’: Teresa Martín and the Méndez Cancio Inquiry (1600),” Paul Worley, Appalachian State University; Melissa Birkhofer, Appalachian State University
· “Power and Resistance: Cherokee Language Traditions and Communication in Robert Conley’s War Woman,” Victoria Allen, Western Carolina University
· “Irony and Narrative in Robert J. Conley’s War Woman,” Michael Deckard, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Friday. 2:30 pm-3:45 pm. Session 4.6. PANEL: “Engaging Critically with Appalachian Literature”
Convener: Erica Abrams Locklear, UNC Asheville

· ” Cherokee Values in Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle’s Even as We Breathe,” Kirstin Squint, East Carolina University
· “Feminist Fairy Tale Critiques of Diane Gilliam’s Novel, Linney Stepp,” Theresa Burriss, Emory & Henry
· “Calico Casseroles and Hillbilly Hindus: Recipes for Acceptance in Neema Avashia’s Another Appalachia,” Erica Abrams Locklear, UNC Asheville

Mark Your Calendars:

  • 4/20 (Greensboro) for NC Writers Network Spring Conference
  • 5/13 (Cherokee, NC) A celebration of Cherokee writing with Annette Clapsaddle and Mary Christensen