Faculty News

Dr. Jessica Cory, editor of Appalachian Journal

Dr. Jessica Cory appointed editor of Appalachian Journal
Jul 8, 2024

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jessica Cory as the third editor of&...

Kevin Young '07, lecturer in the Appalachian State University Department of English

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Kevin Young '07
Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Young received a Spring 2023 Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) grant to hire a cartographer to create two detailed maps for his book, "The Vio...

Joseph Bathanti

Joseph Bathanti named to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
Mar 1, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Former North Carolina Poet Laureate (2012-14) and Appalachian State University Professor Joseph Bathanti has been named to the North C...

Jessica Cory

Border Belt People: Jessica Cory brings awareness to Lumbee literature
Feb 12, 2024

Jessica Cory, a lecturer at Appalachian State University, grew up hearing about the Lumbee tribe from her mother-in-law, who grew up in Robeson County...

This 1758 map, authored by English cartographers Emanuel Bowen and John Gibson, shows the “Apalachaen Mountains” region of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and part of Virginia. According to App State’s Dr. Sandra Ballard, professor in the Department of English and the Center for Appalachian Studies, 16th century mapmakers splayed the word ‘Apalche’ (and other spellings) — indicating the homeplace of Native Americans called Apalachee — across large inland areas of the U.S., leading others to take it

'Appalachian' — how do you say it?
Nov 1, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — At Appalachian State University, Mountaineers have a preference in the pronunciation of Appalachian: “appa-latch-un.”...

Toy Sheep Microcinema's inaugural event in September saw an overwhelming response.

Dr. Craig Fischer Brings His Love of Film to the Boone Community
Oct 2, 2023

BOONE, N.C.  – Dr. Craig Fischer, professor in Appalachian State University's Department of English, is bringing his love of film to ...

Dr. Paul Worley, professor and department chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and Dr. Melissa Birkhofer, visiting assistant professor in the Department of English

Worley and Birkhofer receive North Carolina Literary Review honor
Feb 21, 2023

The 2023 Ehle Prize is awarded to Melissa D. Birkhofer and Paul M. Worley for their essay, “She Said That Saint Augustine Is Worth Nothing Compared ...

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New Visiting Assistant Professor in World Literature: Anna Muenchrath
Jun 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce our new hire in World Literature, Dr. Anna Muenchrath.           Dr. Anna...

Book Cover: Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies, edited by Zackary Vernon

Rethinking the Space of Southern Studies: Dr. Zackary Vernon on Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies
Sep 4, 2019

Zackary Vernon's edited collection Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies was published last month by Louisiana State University Press. The c...

Movie poster for The Evil Dead.

Leon Lewis and Alex Pitofsky have published articles in the recently published anthology The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise.
Sep 4, 2019

Leon Lewis and Alex Pitofsky have published articles in the recently published anthology The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult...