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WNC History Lecture Series: Literature and Stereotypes

07/29/2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


All good things must come to an end. On Thursday, July 29, Dr. Erica Abrams Locklear of UNCA will conclude our Intro to WNC Lecture Series with a discussion of literature and stereotypes of western North Carolina and Appalachia. From traveler accounts and color writers, to stereotyped hillbillies and a romanticized land, this presentation examines the changes in the depictions of this region and its peoples over time. Join us at 6:30pm for this virtual event.

Erica Abrams Locklear is professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. A Western North Carolina native, she writes about food, Appalachia, and the South. Her first book, Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment: Appalachian Women’s Literacies, explores the identity conflicts that literacy attainment can cause for mountain women. Her current project, Appalachia on the Table, investigates representations of mountain food from the late nineteenth century to today.

Tickets: Free for WNCHA members/ $5 for General Admission. We also have no-cost, community-funded tickets available. We want our events to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you are able please consider making a donation along with your ticket purchase. These donations are placed in our Community Fund, which allows us to offer tickets at no cost to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.

This event is brought to you by the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCA (OLLI). For questions, email Trevor Freeman at [email protected]

Dr. Erica Abrams Locklear


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Western North Carolina Historical Association