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Black Earth oral history participants sought

Meuse helps residents tell their own stories


June 14, 2018

Last fall and in May this year, the Black Earth Public Library hosted a UW-Madison English literature PhD student, Julia Meuse, to lead two book discussions.  As part of the Graduate Public Humanities Exchange program, she is working with Black Earth residents to introduce the study of writing techniques employed by authors of stories in rural settings.  The two books that she led discussions on were, The Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  She is taking the Wisconsin Idea to heart by pushing beyond the borders of the UW campus and moving out in...

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