Rusty Barrett is an assistant professor in the Linguistics program. On February 16th, 2012, Barrett will present a lecture, “Sickening Queens: Ethnic and Class Difference in Drag.” The lecture is at 4pm in the President’s Room at the Singletary Center for the Arts, and will address ways in which drag performances reflect social and cultural differences related to class and ethnicity. 


Published February 10, 2012

English undergraduate Jeremy Puckett is finishing his first novel, Black Bottom Hollow. Puckett recently sat down with Cheyenne Hohman to discuss the writing process, his inspiration for writing, and different avenues for publishing. 

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Published February 7, 2012

Oxford American Magazine recently recognized Frank X Walker as one of the most creative teachers in the south. Walker discussed the award and a forthcoming book with host Tom Godell on WUKY's series, "UK Perspectives." 

The interview was originally posted on WUKY's website. 

Published January 30, 2012

Shawn Cecil is an International Studies and English undergraduate student at UK. She studied abroad in Grenoble, France for the 2010-2011 academic year. In this interview, conducted by Cheyenne Hohman and Jonathan Beam, Cecil talks about her experiences abroad and plans for the future. 

Published January 25, 2012

Alan Nadel is the William T. Bryan Professor, specializing in American Studies. Professor Nadel has particular interests in post-WWII American culture, including television and literature. In this podcast, Professor Nadel discusses narrativity as it relates to our perception of reality and how it offers context to our every day life.

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Published December 5, 2011

What do Aspasia (the companion of Pericles), Sojourner Truth (the orator of the famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech), and the 1990s Riot Grrrl movement have in common? They will all be featured in Katherine Rogers-Carpenter's "Feminist Rhetorics" (WRD 420/A&S 300), which will examine the speeches and texts of women whose voices have led to lasting social changes in their community and in a global context. The class, which will trace feminist rhetorics from Ancient Greece to contemporary feminist theory, is one of Writing, Rhetoric, and...

Published October 21, 2011

Have you sent an email, written a text message, or posted on a social media site today? If you have, then you have communicated via screen. From the way televisions have shaped family dynamics in the home, to the way cell phones and computers have influenced grammar and penmanship, the screen pervades our ways of communicating. Joshua Abboud will address the interrelationship between the screen and writing in "Screen/Writing" (WRD 205/ENG 305), one of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media's groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012...

Published October 20, 2011

Did you know that there is a new certificate in the works for Peace Studies? Beth Connors-Manke is teaching "Rhetorics of Violence and Non-Violence" (WRD 205/ENG 205) in Spring 2012, and it will be a component of that certification program. The class is one of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media's groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.


Published October 19, 2011

Abby Kerins was a poster presenter at the Lexington Farmer's Market on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County, Kerins' research involved listening to (and reading transcripts of) oral histories from the coal-rich region of Appalachian Kentucky. Kerins focused on the role of women during coal miners' strikes in the 20th century. Kerins was mentored by Sociology professor Joanna...

Published October 6, 2011

Jennifer Cramer is a sociolinguist specializing in Kentucky dialects. Her current research utilizes students from all around the Commonwealth.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

Published September 27, 2011


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