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Storytelling in Queer Appalachia: Imagining and Writing the Unspeakable Other
edited by Hillery Glasby, Sherrie Gradin and Rachael Ryerson
West Virginia University Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-1-949199-47-5 | Paper: 978-1-949199-48-2 | eISBN: 978-1-949199-49-9
Library of Congress Classification HQ73.3.U62A6778 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.760974

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In one of the first collections of scholarship at the intersection of LGBTQ studies and Appalachian studies, voices from the region’s valleys, hollers, mountains, and campuses blend personal stories with scholarly and creative examinations of living and surviving as queers in Appalachia. The essayists collected in Storytelling in Queer Appalachia are academics, social workers, riot grrrl activists, teachers, students, practitioners, scholars of divinity, and boundary crossers, all imagining how to make legible the unspeakable other of Appalachian queerness.
 
Focusing especially on disciplinary approaches from rhetoric and composition, the volume explores sexual identities in rural places, community and individual meaning-making among the Appalachian diaspora, the storytelling infrastructure of queer Appalachia, and the role of the metronormative in discourses of difference. Storytelling in Queer Appalachia affirms queer people, fights for queer visibility over queer erasure, seeks intersectional understanding, and imagines radically embodied queer selves through social media.
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