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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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Lecture Series Strengthens UK-Community Ties

The African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky is partnering with the Lyric Theatre to provide a series of community lectures. Engaging the community and strengthening UK's relations with East Lexington, the lectures aim to "rebuild the block."

English Graduate Student Organization Conference

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.

 

 

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

2012 Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisor Award: Jamie Wheeler

Jamie Wheeler, an A&S professional advisor, is a 2012 recipient of the University of Kentucky's Ken Freedman Outstanding Advising Award, which is given each year to one professional and one faculty adviser. Candidates for the award are nominated by UK's student body, and this is the second year in a row a professional advisor within A&S has received the honor. A&S professional advisors work with more than 300 students each, with each focusing on a particular academic community. Wheeler advises students in the Humanities community, which includes 13 majors. In this interview, we sit down with Wheeler to discuss the award, her passion for advising, and what advising within the College of Arts and Sciences entails.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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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.

Creative Writing Workshop: Cheryl Cardiff

Cheryl Cardiff is a lecturer in the Department of English and runs creative writing workshops in fiction. Next fall, she's offering a new course: English 107, "Writing Craft: Introduction to Imaginative Writing," which fulfills UKCore credit in Arts and Creativity to undergraduate students. ENG107 is for English majors and non-majors alike, interested in practicing different kinds of creative writing.  In this podcast, Cardiff describes how a creative writing workshop operates. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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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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NEH Bestows Prestigious Honor on UK Alumnus Wendell Berry

Kentucky poet, novelist and environmentalist Wendell Berry has been named the 2012 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

UK Perspectives: Frank X Walker

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. 

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