Index of Articles in AppLit

General Topics in Appalachian Literature, Film, Drama, Folklore, and Language

Focus on Specific Works or Authors:
Alphabetical by Authors Discussed

Ferrum Performers
Keep Jack Tales Alive

By Lana A. Whited and Tina L. Hanlon
Ferrum College

Revisiting the Tatum Family:
Regional Books by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll


By Judy A. Teaford
Mountain State University

"Miz Jackson was just talking outta her head, girl":  A Survey of Realism in Appalachian Picture Books

By Judy A. Teaford
Mountain State University

The Contributions of Rebecca Caudill and Dorothy Hoobler to Appalachian Literature for Young Adults

By Mary Warner
West Carolina University

Wonder Tales in Appalachia

By Grace Toney Edwards
Radford University

Regarding Richard Chase - and - About a Book

By Sandy Schuckett and Michael McGrorty
California Library Association

Oral Traditions and Modern Adaptations:
Survey of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature

By Tina L. Hanlon
Ferrum College

Once Upon a Time in Appalachia:
Tom Davenport’s Fairy Tale Films


By Tina L. Hanlon
Ferrum College

Early West Virginia Cinema:
From Tol’able David to The Night of the Hunter, 1921-1955

By Steve Fesenmaier
West Virginia Library Commission  

The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman

Nonfiction book excerpt by F. Keith Davis

West Virginia's Now-Famous First-Time Filmmakers

By Steve Fesenmaier
West Virginia Library Commission

The Altar of Patriarchy in John Ehle's The Winter People

By M. Katherine Grimes
Ferrum College

The Script as Story Theatre

By R. Rex Stephenson
Ferrum College

Frankie - Review of play on Frankie Silver by William Gregg and Perry Deane Young

By Lana A. Whited
Ferrum College

Teaching Appalachia

By Tracy L. Roberts
Purdue University

A Greater Fairness: May Justus as Popular Educator

By George Loveland
Ferrum College

First Graders Pursue Giants and Little People

By Linda Mainland

Coming soon:

article on May Justus and James Still

Stephen Gordon Produces Video on Appalachian Oral Tradition
 for 2005 National History Day Project

George Loveland's Book Under the Workers' Caps
Wins 2007 Harry Caudill Award

Chinese Students Learn Jack Tales

By Tina L. Hanlon
Ferrum College

Interviews with George Ella Lyon and Richard Jackson

By Tracy L. Roberts
Purdue University

Folkways in Appalachian Children's Literature

Abstracts of conference papers by
Judy A. Teaford, Roberta T. Herrin, Tina L. Hanlon

"Based on a True Story": Using Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad of Frankie Silver to Teach the Conventions of Fiction

By Lana A. Whited
Ferrum College

Old and New Stories from Appalachia

By Tina L. Hanlon
Ferrum College

Book Review of The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb

By Lana A. Whited
Ferrum College

Depictions of Language Change and Dialect Diversity in Children's Books

By Tina L. Hanlon
Ferrum College

Transplanted in Appalachia:
Illustrated Folktales by Barry Moser

By Tina L. Hanlon
Ferrum College

Play It Again and Again:
The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre at Ferrum Endures

By Laurie Edwards
Smith Mountain Lake.com

Book Review of Daniel Patterson's
A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver

By Lana A. Whited
Ferrum College

Short Reviews:

An Appalachian Mother Goose by James Still

Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White

Big Fraid, Little Fraid by Ellis Credle

Davy Crockett Stories

Hillchild: A Folklore Chapbook

The Miner's Daughter by Gretchen M. Laskas

To Come and Go Like Magic by Katie P. Fawcett

The Werewolf's Daughter by M. R. Street

Responses to Rex Stephenson's "Mutsmag" by College Students

To submit a review or article, contact Tina L. Hanlon.

Joe Ray

Strong Women in Appalachian Folktale Dramatizations by R. Rex Stephenson

By Tina L. Hanlon

Review of Too Free for Me by R. Rex Stephenson

By Lana A. Whited
Ferrum College

Capturing Characters on Stage for the College and Community:
An Interview with Playwright Rex Stephenson

(in Virginia Libraries web site, 2008 nos. 3-4)

By Tina L. Hanlon

Blue Ridge Adaptation of Heidi Closes Season at Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre

By Tina L. Hanlon

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All-American, All-Star USO Show, or "Who Needs Bob Hope?"
By Tina L. Hanlon

Not All Road Shows Tour Europe
By R. Rex Stephenson (pdf. of 1987 article on USO tours)

Childhood Dreams: Frank X Walker's "Death by Basketball"

By Kerel Whitehead
Ferrum College