Read your roots – Appalachian Lit course this fall

How much do you know about your own region?  A literature course offered at Northeast State this fall studies the rich history, people, and culture of Southern Appalachia.

Appalachian Literature (ENGL 2150) introduces students to the literature, music, and films of the Appalachian Mountain people.   The three-credit-hour course meets at 4:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights during the semester.  All classroom meetings will be held on the College’s main campus at Blountville, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

“Appalachia is a place, a people, an idea, a culture,” said Louise Dickson, course instructor and assistant professor of English at Northeast State. “The Appalachian story is rich, exciting, and compelling.”

Appalachian Literature course this fall at Northeast State.
Appalachian Literature course this fall at Northeast State.

The course examines regional history and the variety of people who walked and settled these mountains from pioneer times to the present day.  Featured authors might include Lee Smith, Fred Chappell, Wilma Dykeman, James Still, Lisa Alther, Jim Wayne Miller and Sharyn McCrumb.

The course meets the requirements as an elective course.  To register go to and click MyNortheast or call 423.323.0257.

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