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https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/UKP_Afrofuturism2.mp3

Wikipedia defines the subject as “an emergent literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.” Professor DaMaris Hill and her student Nathan Moore elaborate on this definition and tell us about the course. More information about the class is...

Published February 18, 2014

English Professor and Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker introduces us to the history and origins of Affrilachia while also fast-forwarding to it’s present-day development in Kentucky’s first Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture known as ...

Published February 14, 2014
During the summer of 2013, a delegation of University of Kentucky faculty had the opportunity to travel and teach abroad in China. Organized by the Confucius Institute, the trip placed 29 faculty members at the bustling Shanghai University. There, each professor was placed with a host department within the university....
Published January 15, 2014
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Frank%20X%20on%20Accents.mp3

English professor and current Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker appeared on Katerina Stoykova-Klemer's radio show called "Accents:...

Published January 10, 2014
The Department of English and the African American and Africana Studies Program are excited to welcome DaMaris Hill to their faculty!
 
Hill's focus at the University of Kentucky will be on creative writing. While she tends to specialize in fiction, Hill has a background that spans the writing spectrum from poetry to play writing. Hill looks forward to continuing her research...
Published November 22, 2013

During the summer of 2013, UK Junior Mary Kate Elliott joined seven other students from around the United States in a month-long Fulbright summer program in England called the Fulbright Nottingham-Trent University Summer Institute. Elliott is working on a double major in English and French, with a minor in Dance....

Published October 15, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Cultivating%20Fellowship_%20Pearl%20James%20%26%20Katie%20Cross%20of%20Sigma%20Tau%20Delta.mp3
The University of Kentucky chapter of Sigma Tau Delta—an honor society for students majoring in English—has a lot on its plate. While not entirely new to campus, it has returned to UK with a renewed focus on cultivating fellowship between English majors while also expanding the reach of the department and its students into the Lexington community.
 
At its helm is English Professor Pearl James and student President Katie...
Published August 5, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Poetry%20to%20Heal%20PTSD_%20Travis%20Martin.mp3

We often hear about veterans that can't shake traumatic experiences and memories of war, but what about those who find ways to cope? Travis Martin, a PhD candidate in English, is doing research to document the ways in which veterans use the arts to process and move past trauma. He is the President of Military Experience and the Arts, a...

Published June 11, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Disturbing%20The%20Peace%20With%20Poetry_%20Julia%20Johnson.mp3

There is word on the page and then there is word given breath. This past April, students and faculty from the University of Kentucky brought words to life thanks to a 12-hour open air poetry reading. The event, organized by English professor and published author Julia Johnson, was held outside of the Student Center welcoming anyone and everyone to come read their favorite poems aloud. The reading itself was held in celebration of National...

Published May 14, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Literary%20Encounters%20with%20Vampires_%20Michael%20Carter2.mp3
Since long before the most recent glitzy boom, vampires have been haunting our imaginations and our literature. In a new course being offered this fall, English 130: Literary Encounters - Vampiresthe English department's Michael Carter will introduce students to the storied mythology of vampires whose written history dates back to over a century before Bram Stoker's...
Published May 7, 2013

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