Podcasts

On Feb. 28, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association held a dinner to honor this year’s recipients of the Great Teacher Award. Six UK professors have been named winners of the award for 2017:

Published March 9, 2017

By Kody Kiser

Storytelling is an art as old as human civilization. It can cross or establish boundaries, unite or divide cultures, and give context and meaning to our shared existence. Throughout its history, the University of Kentucky has fostered a rich culture of storytelling. Long considered a cradle of Kentucky authors, the university is making headway in supporting the work of authors more representative of the national scene.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," we welcome one of those authors, UK Assistant Professor of English Hannah...

Published December 22, 2016
 
“Affrilachia” is the word coined by poet Frank X Walker to signify the importance of the African-American presence in Appalachia, and he's a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. Walker says he has "accepted the responsibility of challenging the notion of a homogeneous all-white literary landscape in this region.”
 
A native of Danville, Kentucky, Walker is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, currently serves as associate professor in the UK Department of English, and was the 2013-14 poet laureate for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He...
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Published October 13, 2016
In part three of a four part series, this Transnational Lives podcast features Matt Bryant Cheney, a graduate student within the English Department, James Lincoln, a graduate student within the Philosophy Department, and Lucia Montas, a graduate student in Hispanic Studies, as they speak with Floya Anthias about the development of her career and the influence of social theory and transnationalism within her own...
Published June 11, 2015
In the final part of this series, this Transnational Lives podcast focuses on social theory and the intersection of Spanish and American culture. In this podcast, Cate Gooch, a graduate student from the Department of English, Josh Martin, a graduate student from Hispanic Studies, and Yorki Encalada, a graduate student from Hispanic Studies, speak with William...
Published May 28, 2015

In part two of a four part series, this Transnational Lives podcast focuses upon social theory, language, and society and the roles they play in diversity. In this podcast, Sheryl Means, a graduate student within the College of Education, Anna Stone, a graduate student in English, and Jonathan Tinnin, a graduate student in English, speak with Otto Santa Ana about his work within sociolinguistics, his...

Published May 28, 2015

Julia Johnson returns to Office Hours! Join Sarah and Brian as they discover the multitude of literary-themed events coming to UK's campus as part of the Kentucky Poetry Festival!

Published April 17, 2015

Gather ‘round for the latest episode of Office Hours! This week, we’re joined by English professor Manuel Gonzales as we discuss forthcoming novels, the wonders of Lexington public events, and some handy tips concerning office décor.

Office Hours is a joint production between the College of Arts & Sciences and WRFL, 88.1 FM.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

Published April 2, 2015

On the latest episode of Office Hours, creative writers Andrew Ewell and Hannah Pittard join us to discuss their work, marriage, and teaching at the University of Kentucky. Join us as we grab our notebooks and coffee cups to have a nice discussion about creativity.

Published March 9, 2015

In this week’s episode of Office Hours, we spoke with Randall Roorda, a professor from the Department of English, and Susan Larson, a professor from the Department of Hispanic Studies, about their upcoming education abroad programs. Tune in to learn more about traveling to the Czech Republic and Madrid and to hear about Roorda and Larson’s own experiences in studying and traveling abroad.

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Published February 6, 2015

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