Kevin E. O'Donnell
PhD, Professor of English
[ Course Information ] [ Publications ]
last update: January 2017
"Climate Change in Appalachia: A Study Shows That Appalachia May Provide a 'Stronghold' of Natural Resilience--But Don't Get Complacent; or, What Happens When the Chickadees Run Out of Mountain." Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, Vol 32, no 2 (Winter 2016): 34-40.
"'Pioneers of Spoliation': Woolson's Horace Chase  and the Role of Magazine Writing in the Gilded-Age Development of the South." Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894. Jackson: U Press of Mississippi, 2011. 266-282.
Historic Photos of Appalachia. Nashville: Turner Publishing Co, 2009.
"The Expanding Range of Mountaintop Removal Literature: Two New Books." Journal of Appalachian Studies 15, 1&2 (Spring & Fall 2009): p213-18.
"Coal Country, in Black and White: Photographs, 1968-1973, by Jeanne Rasmussen (1934-1992)." A show in Gallery C at ETSU's Carroll Reece Museum, June 3-August 28, 2008.
"Environment." Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Ed. Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell. Knoxville: U of Tennessee Press, 2006. 100-149. Co-edited this 32-article section with Don Davis. Also authored or co-authored numerous articles, for this and other sections, including "Environment--Overview," "Travel Writing," "William Bartram."
"Book and Periodical Illustration [in America, 1820-1870]." American History through Literature, 1820-1870. Ed. Janet Gabler-Hover and Robert Sattelmeyer. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. 144-48.
Seekers of Scenery: Travel Writing from Southern Appalachia, 1840-1900. U of Tennesee Press, 2004.
"The Artist in the Garden: George Cooke and the Ideology of Fine Arts Painting in Antebellum Georgia." Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual, Macon GA, Mercer University Press 2004. 73-97.
"Persimmons." One of numerous essays I wrote in 2000-2001
for a now-defunct environmental radio show, this piece is posted at
persimmonpudding.com, a fun site devoted to Diospyros