Everyday Folkways in the Mountain State: Emily Hilliard’s “Making Our Future”

A review of Emily Hilliard’s new book, “Making Our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia.”

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Bringing to Life the “Undead Souths”

A review of “Undead Souths” edited by Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, and Daniel Cross Turner.

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An Exploration of Tackiness

“The Tacky South,” a collection of essays edited by Katharine A. Burnett and Monica Carol Miller, features a wide range of writers examining instances of “tackiness” to explain how this particular aesthetic category has functioned over time, and with Dolly Parton as a recurring centerpiece.

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The American Southern Gothic: An Evolving Screen Genre

A review of “The American Southern Gothic on Screen” by Karen Horsley.

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Examining White Supremacy in “The Truth About White Lies”

A review of Olivia A. Cole’s “The Truth About White Lies”

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“The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez” Is A Bildungsroman Filled with Magic, Curses, and Star-Crossed Love

A review of Rudy Ruiz’s novel, “The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez,” which just came out in paperback.

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Tension Between Science and Religion in “Transcendent Kingdom”

Yaa Gyasi’s novel, “Transcendent Kingdom,” features characters and experiences that are layered, complex, and diverse.

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