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Schedule of Events

"Who Tells Our Stories: History, Haints, and Happenings"
2018 Conference | February 2-3, 2018

Friday | Saturday

Friday, February 2, 2018

Pre-Conference Events

9:00 am
Registration Opens
Humanities Lobby
9:30 am –  10:00 am
Gallery Presentation
Producing an Award-Winning Literary and Art Magazine on a Shoestring Budget
Sarah Eichelman and Jessie Van der Laan as representatives for creative writing and art faculty for Gallery
HUM 106
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference Writers Workshops
  • Fiction, Marie Manilla
    HUM 100
  • Nonfiction, Katie Hoffman
    HUM 102
  • Poetry, Jesse Graves
    HUM 101
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch on Your Own
12:45 pm
Welcome by the President
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ETSU Old Time Pride Band
Humanities Theatre
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Keynote Speech - Marie Manilla
Humanities Theatre
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
Humanities Classrooms
  • Session A
    TBA
    • Artemis Preeshl
      "Shakespeare in Appalachia"
    • Cloe Perfetti and Devon Ressler
      Presentation on their scholarship experiences at Amy Greene's Laughing Literary Festival
  • Session B
    TBA
    • Michael Sobiech, Zebulun Keck, and Harley Thompson
      "Haunted Hills: The Ghostly in Nineteenth-Century Appalachian Newspapers"
  • Session C
    TBA
    • DeAnna Pedigo
      "Telling Your Own Stories: A Generative Poetry Workshop on Memory Through the Senses"
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
High Lonesome Senate Bluegrass Band
Performance and Jam Session

Humanities Lobby

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Pre-Conference Events

8:00 am
Registration Opens
Humanities Lobby
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
Humanities Classrooms
  • Session A
    TBA
    • Jimmy Dean Smith
      "Come Back to the Commons: Ginseng Gathering in Five Appalachian Novels"
  • Session B
    TBA
    • Chloè
      "Real and Diverse: A Place for Minorities in Appalachia"
  • Session C
    TBA
    • Egil Brudvik
      "White Liver: Remnants of Folk Medicine in Appalachia"
    • Ryan Sergent-Payne
      "The 'War' On Coal: Realities of Life in the Kentucky Coalfields"
  • Session D
    TBA
    • Roger D. Hicks
      "Saint Garnet and Mary Dorthula White, Saints or ...?"
    • Kelsey A. Solomon
      "The Twenty-First Century Appalachian Woman: Toward an Environmental Consciousness in Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer"
10:15 am – 11:00 am
ETSU TaleTellers
Humanities Theatre
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own
option of box lunch ($8 pre-order by Jan 31, 2018)
Humanities Lobby
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Kevin Slimp
Ghostly Places: A Collection of Chilling Stories about Haunted Places from the Newspapers of Tennessee