Editor, Appalachian Heritage
Bruce, First Floor
Office Hours: By appointment only
At Berea College since 2002
- B.A. Sociology, Carleton College, 1965
- M.A. Ed. English Education, Western Carolina University, 1990
George Brosi is not currently teaching, but throughout the nineteen-nineties he taught for the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University and for the Kentucky community college system, often at off-campus sites in rural Kentucky. He created the first correspondence/web course in Appalachian Studies for UK and the first Appalachian Literature class for EKU, and also taught Native American Literature, Kentucky Literature, American Literature, British Literature and World Literature as well as many creative and expository writing classes.
- Gardening and small farming
- Environmental Activism
- Peace and Justice
- Southern Whites for Civil Rights
- Creative Writing
- Appalachian Literature
- Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
- Appalachian Studies Conference
Papers and Publications
- Editor, Appalachian Heritage, 2002-present and author of its new book write-ups, 1985-present
- Editor of the “Creative Non-Fiction” section of New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writing (2007) published by the Jesse Stuart Foundation
- Co-editor – No Lonesome Road: The Prose and Poetry of Don West (2004), published by the University of Illinois Press.
- Editor of the “Images and Icons” section of the Encyclopedia of Appalachia (2006) from the University of Tennessee Press
- “Appalachian Literature” in the Companion to Southern Literature (2003) from Louisiana State University Press
- Co-editor of Jesse Stuart: The Man and His Books (1988), published by the Jesse Stuart Foundation
George Brosi grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Carleton College in 1965, followed by a master’s degree in English Education from Western Carolina University in 1990. In addition to his half-time job as editor of Appalachian Heritage, George Brosi, along with his wife, Connie, runs a retail book business specializing exclusively in books from and about Appalachia. Currently, this enterprise primarily serves academic libraries and regional conferences and celebrations. Brosi chairs the committee to select the annual Weatherford Award winner in fiction for the Appalachian Studies Association and Berea College. In 2003, the Appalachian Writers Association gave Brosi their award for outstanding contribution to regional literature.