Kennedy “Alex” Sloop is a lecturer in writing, rhetorics, and technical communication. His area of study is Appalachian literature, folklore, and oral history, and he is currently working on a project interviewing the descendents of the original settlers of Foscoe, NC. As the assistant director of Black and Global Roots Concerts, he has assisted Dr. Cece Conway in hosting traditional Appalachian musicians for concerts at Appalachian State. As a lecturer, Alex teaches RC 1000 and RC 2001. Alex’s diverse interests include Appalachian culture, folklore, poetry, Japanese literature and haiku, wabi-sabi, American literature, and fantasy.
Appalachian literature, folklore, and oral history
M.A., English, Appalachian State University, 2023
B.A., English, Minor in Anthropology, UNC Asheville, 2021
"Constructing Arcadia: The Post-Pastoral in Robert Gipe's Canard County Trilogy.” Appalachian Studies Association Conference 2023, Athens, OH.
“Was Homer a Soldier: A Close Reading of ‘Helen’ in I Am One of You Forever and its Relation to Jess’ Estrangement.” Appalachian Studies Association Conference 2022, Morgantown, WV.
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