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Brandon H. Story

Title:

Assistant Professor of English

School:

College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Snider Honors Center 105

Office Phone:

423 652 6329

Email:




"There is then creative reading, as well as creative writing.  When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion."

--Emerson, from "The American Scholar"

Biography

My work at King has been a long apprenticeship: learning how to teach from my students and from colleagues; how to read from Virgil, Hawthorne, and Eliot; and how to be a member of a community of faith and learning.  I teach American Literature courses and research Appalachia, particularly as it intersects with modernism and modernity.

My wife Mariel also teaches English, and we have two sons, Penn and Sam. 



Education

MA, English, East Tennessee State University

BA, English, King College


Recent Publications and Presentations

“Graphing the Appalachian Novel,” presented at the 2013 Appalachian Studies Association Conference at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina (March 2013).

“Bill Withers,” Encyclopedia of Appalachia Online, University of Tennessee (2010).

“A Case for the Song,” Faculty Lecture delivered at King College (October 2009).

“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Appalachian Modernism,” presented at the 2009 Appalachian Studies Association Conference at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio (March 2009).

“Albert French,” Encyclopedia of Appalachia, University of Tennessee (Spring 2006).

Out of this Furnace,” Encyclopedia of Appalachia, University of Tennessee (Spring 2006).

“Robert Mitchum,” Encyclopedia of Appalachia, University of Tennessee (Spring 2006).

Thunder Road,” Encyclopedia of Appalachia, University of Tennessee (Spring 2006).

“Gospel According to Bristol: The Life, Music, and Ministry of Ernest Phipps,” The Bristol Sessions: Writings About the Big Bang of Country Music, McFarland Press (April 2005).


Current research

I'm nearly finished with a PhD from the University of Tennessee in American Literature.  My specialty areas are Southern Literature and Modernism, and my dissertation looks at examples of modernism in Appalachia.  


Courses recently taught

APAL 3120 LECT Appalachian Literature
ENGL 2161 LECT American Literature I
ENGL 2162 LECT American Literature II
ENGL 3150 LECT Adolescent Literature
ENGL 3610 LECT Early American Literature
ENGL 3620 LECT American Realism & Naturalism
ENGL 3625 LECT Modern and Contemporary American Literature
ENGL 4910 LECT English Capstone Seminar
HUMN 2171 LECT The Quest for a Meaningful Life
HUMN 2172 LECT The Quest for a Meaningful Life