Appalachian Journal features 'Women in Appalachia'



Article Published: Jul. 22, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Appalachian Journal features 'Women in Appalachia'

Patricia D. Beaver is featured in the current issue of Appalachian Journal. Beaver is director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University. Photo courtesy of Appalachian Journal



The spring/summer 2010 issue of Appalachian Journal is a special edition on "Women in Appalachia," featuring articles on women artists, writers and community workers who influenced policy-making across the Appalachian region.

The guest editor of this special issue is Bruce Stewart, assistant professor of history at Appalachian State University.

This issue of the journal includes an extensive interview with Patricia D. Beaver, director of Appalachian's Center for Appalachian Studies, which offers the nation's only M.A. in Appalachian Studies, a unique interdisciplinary program with concentrations in sustainable development, Appalachian culture and Appalachian music.

Beaver, the author and editor of seven books, has emerged as one of the leading scholars in the field of Appalachian Studies.

Other writers for this special issue on Appalachian women are Barbara J. Howe of West Virginia, the former director of the Center for Women's Studies and coordinator of the public history program at West Virginia University; Mary Ella Engel, assistant professor of history at Western Carolina University; Deborah L. Blackwell of Texas A&M International University; Penny Messinger, a graduate of Ohio State University and assistant professor of history at Daemon University in Amherst, N.Y.; Robert C. Poister, a University of Georgia student whose research focuses on the Appalachian regional awareness of writer Lillian Smith; and Mary K. Anglin, an anthropologist at the University of Kentucky who conducts research on gender and ethnography.

The current issue also contains poetry by Pauletta Hansel of Cincinnati, Ohio; George Ella Lyon, a native of eastern Kentucky who lives in Lexington; and Artress Bethany White, a poet living in East Tennessee, who makes her first appearance in Appalachian Journal.

The Appalachian Journal is available for purchase at Appalachian's University Bookstore or from the Appalachian Journal office. Send $15 to Appalachian Journal, Belk Library, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C. 28608.

To contact the editor, e-mail (ballardSL@appstate.edu) Additional information about Appalachian Journal is available at http://www.appjournal.appstate.edu.

Founded in 1972, Appalachian Journal is an interdisciplinary publication of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Appalachian State University.

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