Podcasts

https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Fresh%20Opportunities%20in%20Jewish%20Studies_%20Janice%20Fernheimer.mp3

 

For nearly two decades, the Jewish Studies program has drawn students and faculty from all over UK to teach and learn about Jewish culture, language, history, and beyond. In this podcast, I spoke with up-and-coming Jewish Studies Director, Jan Fernheimer, about what’s in store for Fall 2013, including a visiting scholar from Israel, a film series, and opportunities to connect with communities within and beyond the Commonwealth. 

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Published April 22, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Creation%20and%20Conservation_%20Alex%20Brooks.mp3

Local book conservator and letterpress printer Alex Brooks graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2003 with a degree in English. He graduated from a Master’s program in Book Conservation in England at West Dean College...

Published March 8, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/UKATH-2012-13-%2344_mixdown_0.mp3

UK English Professor and Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker has been named Kentucky's Poet Laureate! In this segment from UK at the Half with Carl Nathe, Walker talks about the award and his childhood dreams of literary accomplishment. 

Published March 4, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Art%20and%20Epidemics_%20UKC%20310%20with%20Rita%20Basuray%20%26%20Katherine%20Rogers-Carpenter.mp3

Creative expression and disease aren't two topics that are often juxtaposed, but UKC 310: Art and Epidemics, will explore five diseases from a creative and technical angle: tuberculosis, AIDS, cancer, alcoholism, and the plague - through a variety of creative lenses, including film, short fiction, poetry, and art. Rita Basuray and Katherine Rogers-Carpenter will co-teach the fall 2013 course, looking at the parallels between scientific and creative writing, and where these forms...

Published February 8, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Writing%20a%20Culture_%20English%20205%20in%20Costa%20Rica%20with%20Steve%20Alvarez.mp3

In May 2013, ten students will go to Costa Rica to do ethnographic writing for English 205: Advanced Composition. Steve Alvarez of WRD is taking the group to the town of Heredia for four weeks. The course meets the...

Published January 30, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Teach%20for%20America_%20Luke%20Glaser.mp3

Every year, Teach for America places thousands of college graduates and professionals in schools in inner cities and rural areas. Luke Glaser, a double major in ...

Published January 28, 2013
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/A%20Mistake%20on%20the%20Edge%20of%20Time_%20Rusty%20Barrett%20on%20the%20Mayan%20Calendar.mp3

Most of us heard that the world was going to possibly end on December 21st, 2012, and that it was predicted by the traditional Mayan calendar. In this podcast, Rusty Barrett, a linguist and scholar of Mayan culture and history, explains the superstitions and misunderstandings surrounding December 21st, and a little bit about how the Mayan calendar works.

SPOILER ALERT: The day after our interview, Barrett recieved an email from a Mayan organization (...

Published December 4, 2012
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%20History%20of%20Hip_%20Thomas%20Marksbury_1.mp3

The words “hip” and “hipster” carry around a lot of baggage. Often, due to misconceptions, "hipster" is used as an insult meant to suggest some sort of failed or inauthentic attempt at being "hip." But what if that isn’t what “hip” is? What if “hip” isn’t some obsession with the fleeting but a more permanent state?

Professor Thomas Marksbury hopes to address some of these questions this coming spring semester in his class UKC 310: History Of Hip. The class,...
Published November 29, 2012
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%20Cambridge%20Handbook%20of%20Morphology_%20Andrew%20Hippisley%20and%20Gregory%20Stump.mp3

More than thirty of the world's leading morphologists are contributing to a book that will be out in spring of 2014 - and they're working together with the help of an online collaboration tool developed by the Hive. Professors Andrew Hippisley and Greg Stump are currently compiling and editing the upcoming Cambridge Handbook of Morphology. In this podcast, Hippisley and Stump describe the book, and how and why they are putting it...

Published November 14, 2012
https://english.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Following%20the%20Campaign%20Trail_%20Currents%20Fall%202012.mp3

Fall of 2012 was the perfect time to conduct a class about American electoral politics - so it was taken up as the topic for Currents, a class offered to incoming Freshmen. The course explores the 2012 election from a variety of academic perspectives - including, but not limited to, philosophy, economics, history, and, of course, political science. In this podcast, five Currents students shared their experiences with the class. 

The students interviewed are: Trevor McNary, a double major in International Studies...

Published October 29, 2012

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