40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference: EXTREME Appalachia!
"Extreme Appalachia" is the theme for the 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference. We mean the impassioned commitments people have to the region, the land, and communities, ways of life, and livelihoods. We mean the way excessive resource extraction and use, underfunding of public education & services, and dismal job opportunities have sparked community resilence and activism. "Extreme Appalachia" also refers to exploitative pop culture as well as the countering power of the regions' arts to nurture, provoke, and inspire.
Please contact Prof. Anita Puckett (below) for more information.