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Marshall University faculty launch website sharing stories of recovery

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall faculty and students have launched “Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place,” an interactive community website that collects narratives about recovery in West Virginia that can be found at The project is funded through a West Virginia Humanities Council media grant.

The website has been put together by faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts, including associate professor of English Kristen Lillvis; assistant professor of geography Hilton Cordoba; assistant professor of English Stefan Schoeberlein; and visiting assistant professor of English Kristin Steele; as well as student Victoria Endres, a literature and creative writing major, and Amy Saunders, managing director of Marshall’s Center of Excellence for Recovery.

“‘Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place’ is an interactive community website that collects narratives on the topic of recovery in West Virginia and Appalachia at large,” Lillvis said in a release. “The West Virginia Humanities Council media grant supported the creation of the site, which uses text – and, in the future, will use images and videos — to highlight the importance of place in stories of recovery and to foreground West Virginia’s place in the recovery movement.

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