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Representing a Region and Its Cuisine: Professor Erica Abrams Locklear Discusses Appalachia on the Table

November 02 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Photo of Erica Abrams Locklear on the right with the cover of her book Appalachia on the Table: Representing mountain Food & People on the leftIn this talk, Professor Abrams Locklear will discuss her new book, Appalachia on the Table: Representing Mountain Food and People. Using literary representations of food in Appalachia as her guide, Abrams Locklear traces the evolution of public perceptions about mountain cuisine from coarse to haute.

Erica Abrams Locklear is a professor of English and the Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of North Carolina Asheville. She is the author of Appalachia on the Table: Representing Mountain Food and People (University of Georgia Press) and Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment: Appalachian Women’s Literacies (Ohio University Press). She is a seventh-generation Western North Carolinian who loves good food, books, and conversation.

This event is open to all and all are welcome.


November 02
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies
(828) 689-1115
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Ferguson Health Sciences Center Rm 306
211 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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