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Office Hours with Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson returns to Office Hours! Join Sarah and Brian as they discover the multitude of literary-themed events coming to UK's campus as part of the Kentucky Poetry Festival!

Office Hours with Manuel Gonzales

Gather ‘round for the latest episode of Office Hours! This week, we’re joined by English professor Manuel Gonzales as we discuss forthcoming novels, the wonders of Lexington public events, and some handy tips concerning office décor.

Office Hours is a joint production between the College of Arts & Sciences and WRFL, 88.1 FM.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

Get Your Passport Ready: Jan Fernheimer & Paul Chamberlin Introduce the Year of the Middle East

The University of Kentucky's Passport to the World series is entering its fifth year and with that anniversary comes a number of exciting announcements. This upcoming year the program will highlight an entire region - the Middle East.

Professors Janice Fernheimer and Paul Chamberlin are at the helm of The Year of the Middle East, which begins in the Fall 2014 semester, and they have ambitious plans for the program over its yearlong duration. The professors sat down with us to discuss some of those plans and to enlighten us a bit on the culture of the Middle East.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Pluck! Poets: Frank X Walker, February 6th 2014

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Frank X Walker is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a professor at UK, and Kentucky's Poet Laureate. He has published six volumes of poetry, the most recent of which (Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers) won a NAACP Image Award. Here, he shares poems from a new collection he is currently working on.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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New Faculty 2013: Meet DaMaris Hill

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 work monitoring the politics of appearance while also being allowed the room to chase her more creative pursuits.   
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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A Trek Through the Italian Renaissance: Bailey Ubellacker

Studying abroad is considered an unforgettable experience for many of the University of Kentucky’s students. A typical study abroad program transports a group of students to a foreign country. These opportunities offer new perspectives, connections, and fond memories. The Zolondek Scholarship sets itself apart by offering students the opportunity to travel abroad on their own. 

During the summer of 2013, Bailey Ubellacker, a double major of Spanish and Elementary Education, spent three weeks abroad studying and experiencing the Italian Renaissance. Bailey Ubellacker was the recipient of the Zolondek Scholarship, which allowed her to challenge herself as she traveled alone and shaped her own study abroad experience. In this podcast, Bailey Ubellacker discusses her time in Italy and what she has brought back with her. 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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Transatlantic Scholarship: Mary Kate Elliott

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. In this podcast, Elliott talks about the Fulbright program and what she has brought back from abroad. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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Cultivating Fellowship: Pearl James & Katie Cross of Sigma Tau Delta

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 Cross. In this podcast, they discuss Sigma Tau Delta’s renewed role at UK, highlight the importance of community, and talk about how they hope to put their own UK-stamp on the organization.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Poetry to Heal PTSD: Travis Martin

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 project that connects veterans with resources and outlets for their artwork, poetry, fiction, and scholarship, as well as the Veterans' PTSD Project, which seeks to dispel stereotypes about post-traumatic stress disorder by giving veterans a voice.

In this podcast, he reads and discusses three of his poems, “A Little Boy With Bananas,” “The Writing on the Wall,” and “Rifling About,” all of which reflect on his combat experiences in Iraq and life after returning home. The first two were featured in the New York Times, and the third can be downloaded here

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Literary Encounters with Vampires: Michael Carter

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 iconic Dracula.
 
In this podcast, Carter discusses the origins of what we call vampires today; what students can expect in the class through its examination of literature, film, and television; and some of the reasons why Vampires have achieved such eternal cultural relevance including unlikely connections to economics. 

 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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