Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Memoirs and poetry. Concerns the travels of a West Virginian woman, the granddaughter of a first generation Sicilian West Virginian, within the U.S., the Bahamas, Thailand, and China, where she taught English as a second language for two years from 2000-2002. Themes include identity (Appalachian, Persian, African-American, Chinese, and even Uigur), ethnicity and gender in West Virginia, fatalism, religion, poverty, Diaspora, travel, discrimination, the Ugly American/European, Ah Q, Imperialism, Orientalism, otherness, political asylum, victims and survival, substance abuse in West Virginia, feminist narrative, West Virginian authors, mountaintop removal, environmentalism, and protest.
Feminism and literature - Appalachian Region.
Mountaintop removal mining - Environmental aspects.
Broce, Kelly Renee, "Will Travel : Journey Memoirs" (2008). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 511.