Erica Abrams Locklear

Erica Abrams Locklear is an associate professor in the Literature and Language department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She has published articles in the Southern Literary Journal, Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual, Community Literacy Journal, and the North Carolina Folklore Journal.

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Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment · Appalachian Women’s Literacies
By Erica Abrams Locklear

Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment blends literacy studies with literary criticism to analyze the central female characters in the works of Harriette Simpson Arnow, Linda Scott DeRosier, Denise Giardina, and Lee Smith.

“Abrams Locklear honors the complexity of Appalachian identity by presenting a comprehensive and suitably multi-dimensional look at what it means to be a literate Appalachian woman….”

Studies in American Culture