Further Reading on Bessie Eldreth
Sawin, Patricia. “Bessie Mae Eldreth: An Appalachian Woman’s Performance of Self.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1993.
Sawin, Patricia. “Bessie Eldreth: Traditional Singer and Storyteller.” North Carolina Folklore Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4 (Summer-Fall 1994), pp. 70-73.
Sawin, Patricia. “Performance at the Nexus of Gender, Power, and Desire: Reconsidering Bauman’s ‘Verbal Art’ from the Perspective of Gendered Subjectivity as Performance.” The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 115, No. 455 (Winter, 2002), pp. 28-61.
Sawin, Patricia. Listening for a Life: A Dialogic Ethnography of Bessie Eldreth through Her Songs and Stories. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2004. (Download free pdf at http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/usupress_pubs/57/)
Spivey, Angela. “Welcome as the Water that Runs.” Endeavors Magazine. 30 April, 2005. [http://endeavors.unc.edu/spr2005/sawin.php]
Music in the Mountains Radio. Elisabeth Harmon, Katie Taylor, Bessie Eldreth. Sing-a-Longs. October 13, 1995. Appalachian State University Digital Collections. [http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/41148]
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