In 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.