Donna T. Corriher
Teaching Associate, English
I’m delirious with chaos; I’m wonderstruck with awe.” - David Gray
Donna worked in the nonprofit sector for thirty years before returning to school in 2009. Before moving to South Carolina in 2016, she taught at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Donna has also lived in Florida, West Virginia, and Massachusetts.
Appalachian Missive, CreateSpace Publishing, 2016;
Southern Toughened Angels over St. John's Pass, CreateSpace Publishing, 2015;
Unchained Religion, CreateSpace Publishing, 2015;
"Maggie and Buck: Coal Camps, Cabbage Rolls, and Community in Appalachia," Southern Cultures Vol. 20, No. 2: Summer 2014;
"Fighting Dragons (Or Witches): Western North Carolina Mountain Tradition-Bearers of Seventeenth-Century British Broadside Ballads," Journal of the Vernacular Music Center Vol. 2, No. 1 2016;
"Opening Segment of Your Introduction to the Fifth World," Still: The Journal #23 Winter 2017; "Grooves in the Record: An Interview with Crystal Wilkinson by Ashley Brewer, Donna Corriher, Jesse Edgerton, Hannah Furgiuele, Coty Hogue, Rebecca Jones, Blaze Edward Pappas, Shannon Perry, with Patricia D. Beaver," Appalachian Journal Vol. 39, No. 1-2 Fall/Winter 2012;
Donna Corriher on Moving Mountains: How One Woman and Her Community Won Justice from Big Coal by Penny Loeb (review). Appalachian Journal Vol. 38, No. 1 Fall 2010;
“Do What Lights Your Fire”: An Interview with Ron Lewis by Ashley Brewer, Donna Corriher, Jesse Edgerton, Hannah Furgiuele, Coty Hogue, Rebecca Jones, Blaze Edward Pappas, Shannon Perry, with Patricia D. Beaver," Appalachian Journal Vol. 39, No. 1-2 Fall/Winter 2012;
"Whatever Should Not Be Forgotten," Kaleidoscope, Summer 2017
Winner, 1991 Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Library Novello Contest, in Cooperation with UNC-Charlotte, for “Sidewalk Café.” Reading on NPR.
Composition, English Literature, Appalachian Studies
Cherokee of western North Carolina, folklore, Appalachian religion, Appalachian labor history, the graphic novel series of Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, visual rhetoric, the rhetoric of peaceful protest