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Rosemary Hathaway

Associate Professor

Rosemary Hathaway has been teaching at WVU since 2007. Her areas of specialization include folklore, Appalachian Studies, English Education, and young-adult literature.

For additional information about Professor Hathaway’s research and teaching, please see her faculty website.


  • Folklore
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • English education
  • Young-Adult Literature

Selected Publications:

  • Mountaineers Are Always Free: Heritage, Dissent, and a West Virginia Icon, West Virginia University Press, January 2020
  • “Striking Signs: The Diverse Discourse of the 2018 West Virginia Teachers’ Strike.” English Education 50.4 (July 2018): 365-374. Coauthored with Audra Slocum (first author) and Malayna Bernstein (third author).
  • “‘Almost Folklore’: The Legend that Killed Nella Larsen's Literary Career.” Journal of American Folklore 130.517 (Summer 2017): 255-275.
  • “From Hillbilly to Frontiersman: The Changing Nature of the West Virginia University Mountaineer.”  West Virginia History 8.2 ( Fall 2014): 15-45.
  • “Reading Art Spiegelman’s Maus as Postmodern Ethnography.”  Journal of Folklore Research 48.3 (Fall 2011): 249-267.