UK Professor Alexandra Bradner offers her analysis of MTV’s BuckWild: America’s favorite joke is anything but funny: MTV’s “Buckwild” joins a long tradition of skewering “hillbillies” BY ALEXANDRA BRADNER On the night before the premiere of their new MTV reality show “Buckwild ” — which aired last Thursday — Shain Grandee and Kristina Shae Bradley appeared […]Read more "Buck Wild! Another “discovery” of Appalachia"
I’ve been teaching a course on Appalachian Folklore this semester. For the first time ever, i’ve partnered with the GMU Center for Field Studies to provide a one-week residential field school in Morgan County, WV from May 20-27. Eight students will be joining me for a week in the Mountain State. We’ll be doing an […]Read more "Residential Field School in WV"