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Elizabeth Catte: What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

UT Humanities Center 7th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series 

“Dialogues: Region and Nation” Mini-Series

Writer and public commentator Elizabeth Catte will examine current portrayals of Appalachia, one of the country’s most controversial regions, in a public lecture on the UT campus. Author of the book What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia (2018) and co-editor of 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike (July, 2018), Catte will discuss the genealogy of “Appalachian interpreters” and how region's realities complicate many of our most enduring stereotypes.

A historian with a Ph.D. in public history and a writer based in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Elizabeth Catte has written for The Guardian, The Nation, Boston Review, Salon, and LitHub, and she is a regular contributor to Belt Magazine. She is the co-director of Passel, an applied history consulting company, and an editor-at-large for West Virginia University Press. 

This event is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing following the lecture.

More information about the UT Humanities Center’s Visiting Speakers Series

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

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