the "elephant" and the "chicks": how rural appalachia's first writer-in-residence came and went _ Elizabeth Lamont In September of 1926, a thick-necked man in an open-topped Dodge blew onto Lincoln Memorial University's East Tennessee mountain campus. He was thirty eight years old and carried with him a typewriter and wind-up Victrola. He was one of several new professors that President Robert O. Matthews hailed as capable of not only teaching an art but putting it into practice. His list of publications was long enough to suggest he might be of service to a struggling Appalachian college known to assure prospective donors that one of its goals was to foster mountain "Shakespeares." Never mind that Shakespeare was forced to leave school at the age of fourteen due to his father's financial distress, or that questions of whether such magic can be taught and, if so, by whom and how, have dogged creative writing classes since the University of Iowa's 1897 course in Verse Making. Just by naming him Chair of lmu's English Department, Matthews unwittingly had taken sides in a tense debate within the larger academy. He also gave him the title, Writer-in-Residence--only one year after Robert Frost became
Appalachian Heritage – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Aug 13, 2011
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