October 24th, 2019

Session 1 – Topic: The Tradition of Gothic Realism

Location: MCA, Black Box Theatre
Time: 10:30 – 11:45
Festival Welcome: Nicole Drewitz-Crockett, Associate Professor of English & Literary Festival
Director, Emory & Henry College
Presentations & Presenters:
The Gothic Tradition in British Literature: An Overview
Carol Luther, Pellissippi State Community College
The Gothic Tradition in American & Appalachian Literature: An Overview
Michael Cody, East Tennessee State University

Session 2 – Topic: Gothic Realism in Appalachian Writing

Location: MCA, Black Box Theatre
Time: 1:30 – 2:45
Presentations & Presenters:
Gothic Realism in Appalachian Poetry
Jesse Graves, East Tennessee State University
Gothic Realism in Appalachian Fiction
Kathy Lyday, Elon University

Session 3 – Topic: Charles Dodd White’s Life & Work

Location: MCA, Black Box Theatre
Time: 3:30 – 4:45
Presenters:
Charles Dodd White’s Writing Life
Wayne Thomas, Tusculum University
Gothic Realism in Charles Dodd White’s Short Fiction
Jessica Cory, Western Carolina University

Reading & Book Signing

Location: MCA, Black Box Theatre
Time: 7:30
Welcome: Nicole Drewitz-Crockett, Associate Professor of English & Literary Festival Director,
Emory & Henry College
Author’s Introduction: Jesse Graves, Associate Professor of English, East Tennessee State University
Author: Charles Dodd White, Author of In the House of Wilderness, A Shelter of Others, Lambs of Men, and Sinners of Sanction County