Thomas McGowan

Department of English
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Thomas McGowan
Retired Professor of English and working folklorist
Former editor, North Carolina Folklore Journal
Founding editor, Newsletter of the North Carolina Folklore Society
Former Webmaster, Internet website of the North Carolina Folklore Society


Contact information | Teaching | Service | Research interests

Masiling Address: 262 Bear Trail

Boone, NC 28607
Home Phone: 828/264-1156


Links include information about past courses. The open webpages on this website are to help English students or other interested folks and to provide additional help for students enrolled in McGowan's courses when they're having trouble accessing WebCT.

Spring 2007
English 4660 History of the English Language

Section is full. Mr. McGowan will only open seats for English majors needing ENG4660 before student teaching.
General Honors 2510 Local Stories: Appalachian Narrative in Literature and Life
Section is full. Students may petition for enrollment by reading course description and writing an e-mail stating what special interests, skills, and commitments they would bring to this class.
English5810 Chaucer--The Canterbury Tales

Fall 2006
English 4660 History of the English Language

English 4820 Early English Literature
English 3050 Studies in Folklore

Other Past Courses
Webpages for the courses below may lack some links, but student may consult them to investigate Mr. McGowan's teaching or to use links from them.
English 3050 Studies in Folklore
English 3610 Principles of Language
English 1000 Expository Writing
English 2010 English Literature I
English 2510 Sophomore Honors
English 3050 Studies in Folklore
English 4510 Advanced Folklore

Professional Interests

Folk narrative research
Storytelling of Orville Hicks
North Carolina folklife
North Carolina Folklore Society

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