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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence : Web Resources and Multimedia 2021

Web Resources: Appalachia: Culture and Linguistics

Appalachia: The Region and its People

CSEGA: Marshall University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia

Appalachian Region Commission: government commission on Appalachia

Appalachian Trail Conservancy: home page of the Appalachian Trail group that creates the Foxfire books


The Dialect of The Appalachian People: online article from West Virginia History

Southern Appalachian English: website from the University of South Carolina on and about Appalachian English; check out the bibliography!

DARE Language Distribution Maps: in color, these are the "regions" of American English as compiled in the Dictionary of American English; here, also is a list of linguistic regions each state is part of.

CBS Sunday Morning "Pepperoni Rolls, pride of West Virginia"

West Virginia's unofficial "official" state snack is the pepperoni roll. CBS Sunday Morning, on November 18, 2018, posted a segment to YouTube on the snack food.

Musical saw-playing

One of the skills Garnet learns at college is playing the saw. In this YouTube video, Austin Blackburn performs "Ave Maria" on the saw. This performance was uploaded to YouTube on June, 10, 2008, posted by msawman.

Perceptions of People and Place

"Passive, Poor and White? What People Keep Getting Wrong about Appalachia" by Elizabeth Catte, published in The Guardian on February 5, 2018.

Appalachian Folk Magic and Granny Witchcraft by Patti Wiginton, published on a short encyclopedia-style article

"Italian American Folklore  and Literature in West Virginia": an article published by Barry J Ward in MELUS Vol6, No. 4, Non-Traditional Genres, (Winter, 1979), pp 27-38. JSTOR.

Italian Folk Magic: a website written by Mallorie Vaudoise on the traditions of Italian folk-magic, such as Nonna, in the book, practices.

Web Resources for Patron Saints

What is a Patron Saint?: by Scott P. Reichert, published on a short encyclopedia-style article

How Does Someone Become a Saint?: provides an answer to this question.

Patron Saints A-Z: has a list of patron saints and angels in the Catholic Church