Podcasts

Steven Alvarez helps to bring the Mexican culture of Lexington's community to campus in his course "Mexington, Kentucky," offered to students in the Wired Living Learning Community. In the course, Alvarez, a professor of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies Department, and his students explore the Mexican community and its rich culture while also...

Published March 25, 2014

University of Kentucky professor Jeff Rice assembled and hosted a symposium on UK's campus in February. The symposium, called "Craft Writing: Beer, the Digital, and Craft Culture" brought people from across the country to Lexington to discuss the forms of professional writing done in the craft beer industry.

In this podcast, Dr. Rice discusses what the symposium set out to accomplish, what it succeeded in accomplishing, and the culture of the craft beer industry.

This podcast was...

Published March 13, 2014

On January 23, 2014, the Carnegie Center in Lexington inducted seven new members into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

During their lifetimes, two were beloved faculty members at the University of Kentucky: Thomas D. Clark and James Baker Hall. We hear the voices of both men (as preserved in the UK Libraries Oral Archive) and hear samples of their work. The complete Carnegie Center ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday, March 1 at 2 pm. More information about the seven new Hall of Fame inductees (including readings and a selected bibliography) are available at...

Published February 28, 2014

The A&S Wired Living Learning Community, housed in Champions Court II, gives freshman students the opportunity to create lasting bonds within the dorm and within the classroom. A&S Wired allows students to shape their own education experience through innovative, technology-driven courses taken alongside fellow Wired students. In this podcast, we speak with two A&S Wired Alumni, Connor Appleman and Angel Ho, and their younger siblings who also joined the program, Daniel Appleman and...

Published January 29, 2014

This fall, University of Kentucky WRD Professor Jenny Rice will be leading the course UKC 381: Argumentation - “Deliberation, Persuasion,...

Published May 7, 2013

 

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

Most of us associate mapping with cartography, but that's not always the case. The Committee on Social Theory is presenting a graduate-level course on mapping this semester and Jenny Rice, assistant professor in the ...

Published February 28, 2013

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

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

It has been said that we live in the age of the memoir. That genre's themes—memory, coming of age, and family, to name a few—dominate contemporary writing culture. This spring however, WRD Professor Steven Alvarez looks to take students down a slightly different path in his new course UKC 380: Autobiographical Composition: Composing Autoethnography.

In the class, which satisfies a UK Core requirement in Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities, students will conduct fieldwork within...
Published December 18, 2012

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