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Joyce C. Swofford
Virginia Highlands Community College (Abingdon, VA 24210)

The Effects of Industrialization on the Southern Appalachian Character as Reflected in the Literature

To examine the poetry and novels of several regional writers in an attempt to analyze the effects of industrialization on the character of the Southern Appalachian people. A literary analysis focusing on the characterizations as constructed by those regional writers who themselves have been a part of the culture about which they write will provide an invaluable and necessary perspective to a study of the Southern Appalachian people.

Project fields:
American Literature; U.S. Regional Studies

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974