APPALACHIAN LITERATURE & SUPPER TABLES – (Simulcast) by Mikala Jones
6 Sessions - Require masking indoors only
In this course, we will read The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Tables edited by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt and Lora E. Smith. Excerpts from this text are available online for free via Google Books. Together we will learn more about regional foods and traditions, read other works from the collection's featured authors such as fiction by Robert Gipe and Crystal Wilkinson, and for further immersion, try our hands at cooking foods inspired by the collection. Course discussions will focus on culture and identity; who is telling us what about this thing we all do, and why does that matter? Additional texts by the featured authors will be provided in advance by the instructor via emailed PDFs or website links.
Mikala Jones joined Young Harris College’s Department of Literature and Languages in 2020 soon after earning her MA in English Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also holds a BA in English Literature from Young Harris College. Mikala focuses her scholarly work on prison writing programs, literacy studies, and community engagement, and her hobbies include hiking, stamp carving, and—of course—both reading and writing.