Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dale Rigby (Director), Wes Berry, and David LeNoir
Department of English
Master of Arts
Explore through nonfiction essays the question of who will record my grandmother’s generation’s stories especially the oral stories she always tells. Topics discussed will include but are not limited to: Memaw’s oral stories, familial relationships, small town life, rural-living, hard-work, hardships, upbringings, food, family gatherings, moonshine, life, death, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. In addition to the aforementioned characteristics and specific topics, my relationship as daughter to Mom and granddaughter to Memaw will be examined in comparison with and contrasted to other matriarchal powers in my family.
American Studies | Nonfiction | Women's Studies
Jennings, Jaclyn Kay, "Doubtful Daughter: Finding Myself in Memaw’s Stories" (2016). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1605.