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Department of Literature and Language

College of Arts & Sciences

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Matthew  Sutton PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
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410 Burleson Hall

Matthew D. Sutton holds a PhD in American Studies from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. His research interests include Southern literature and culture, Appalachia, autobiography/life writing, popular (and semi-popular) music, and the 1960s. Currently, he is revising his dissertation, Storyville: Discourses in Southern Musicians’ Autobiographies, into a book. Recent essays have been published in Mississippi Quarterly, Popular Music and Society, and the edited volume Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music. Forthcoming essays in 2017-2018 will analyze William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway’s influence on Ken Kesey, soundscapes in U.S. southern literature, and Alcoholics Anonymous/recovery discourse in country-music memoirs. Dr. Sutton is a 2017 recipient of the BMI Foundation/Woody Guthrie Center research fellowship and a former Scott County (Ky.) High School Marching Cardinal.

Selected Publications and Presentations

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