appalachian studies

'UK at the Half' features Frank X Walker, Kentucky Poet Laureate

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. 

James S. Brown 2013 Graduate Student Award

The James S. Brown Award is given to honor the memory of Professor James S. Brown, a sociologist on the faculty of the University of Kentucky from 1946 to 1982, whose pioneering studies of society, demography, and migration in Appalachia (including his ethnography of “Beech Creek”) helped to establish the field of Appalachian Studies at U.K. and beyond.

Event Honors Appalachian Literary Legend James Still

A symposium to honor the life and literary legacy of James Still, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

Race and Appalachian Poetry: Frank Walker

Frank Walker, associate professor in the Department of English, discusses the origin of the word "Affrilachia" and how the use of the word forces the redefinition of a region traditionally described as all-white. Walker noted several key artists and intellectuals from Appalachia to illustrate the region's cultural diversity.

This podcast is a recording of his lecture on May 21st, 2012, at Shanghai University. The session was part of the Symposium on Globalization, Identity, and Cultural Diversity

Produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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