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ENG 331: Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to Milton with Dr. Giancarlo

A survey of British literature from the Old English period (5th-11th century) to the English Commonwealth and Restoration (17th century). Special emphasis is given to Beowulf; medieval romances, drama, and lyric; Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene; Renaissance sonnets; Shakespeare's King Lear and Twelfth Night; and John Milton's Paradise Lost. Assignments include reading, on-line lectures/presentations, and some exercises. Grading includes regular quizzes, mid-term, and final. This on-line course fulfills ENG 331 for all the regular English major requirements

Frank X Walker to Read Poetry for Charity Event

Frank X Walker, professor in the UK Department of English and the African American and Africana Studies Program, will read and discuss his poetry at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Midway College's Anne Hart Raymond Center. The event is sponsored by Chapter F, a local chapter of the International organization, P.E.O.

American Studies at Shanghai University: Andy Doolen

With the help of a generous grant from the U.S. State Department, UK has been able to forge a partnership across the Pacific. On March 29th, 2012, three UK scholars will go to deliver lectures for the Inaugural Symposium for the American Studies Center at Shanghai. Rich Schein and Patricia Ehrkamp from the Department of Geography and Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History will be lecturing on "Urbanization in the American South." The symposium will be the first of its kind at Shanghai University, but will be followed later this semester with another series of presentations about Appalachian art, literature and culture in May. 

Andy Doolen, an associate professor in the Department of English and Director of the American Studies program, is also serving as the Director of the American Studies Center in Shanghai. In this podcast, Doolen talks about the upcoming symposium, the story behind the partnership, and what UK and Shanghai University aspire to do for one another in the future. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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Black Women's Conference to Focus on the Power of Play

The conference, titled, "Learning the Ropes: Black Girlhood, Identity and the Power of Play," will center specifically on the lives and expressions of African-American girls. Incorporating expert speakers, performances, panels and activities both on campus and in the community, the conference will reveal the significance of play in the lives of African-American girls.

Rhetoric in a Multi-Modal World: Craig Crowder

Written texts, YouTube videos, podcasts - these are all means of communicating ideas to others. Craig Crowder is a graduate student in the Department of English and teaches Composition & Communication classes, WRD 110 & 111. In this podcast, Crowder discusses ways to engage students via multimedia projects, and his research, which examines social movement rhetoric in a society that uses multiple modes of communication.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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Exploring Affrilachia: Frank X Walker

Frank X Walker, noted author, poet, and Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, shares the history of the term "Affrilachia," his thoughts on identity and place, and ways in which Affrilachian poetry continues to reach individuals all over the region.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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English Graduate Student Organization Conference

Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Gaines Center, Commonwealth & Bingham-David House

On Friday March 30th, the English Graduate Student Organization Conference will be a great opportunity for graduate students to present their papers. It is an all day event hosted at the Commonwealth and Bingham-Davis houses of the Gaines Center. For more information please contact Julie Naviaux.

 

 

Distinguished Speakers to Share Insight With English and GWS Students

A collaboration between the GWS and English departments, as well as the African American and Africana Studies and American Studies programs will bring speakers to classes for the benefit of students.

Race, Class, and Drag: Rusty Barrett

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. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Black Bottom Hollow: Undergraduate Jeremy Puckett Writes Novel

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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