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WRD 205: Screen/Writing with Joshua Abboud

Have you sent an email, written a text message, or posted on a social media site today? If you have, then you have communicated via screen. From the way televisions have shaped family dynamics in the home, to the way cell phones and computers have influenced grammar and penmanship, the screen pervades our ways of communicating. Joshua Abboud will address the interrelationship between the screen and writing in "Screen/Writing" (WRD 205/ENG 305), one of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media's groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012.   

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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WRD 205: Rhetorics of Violence and Non-Violence with Beth Connors-Manke

Did you know that there is a new certificate in the works for Peace Studies? Beth Connors-Manke is teaching "Rhetorics of Violence and Non-Violence" (WRD 205/ENG 205) in Spring 2012, and it will be a component of that certification program. The class is one of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media's groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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UK Core Class Opens Doors of Communication

UK's revamped UK Core Composition and Communication classes combine historically-united concepts, while giving students the interactive skills they need for the future.

Oral Histories from Coal Country: Abby Kerins

Abby Kerins was a poster presenter at the Lexington Farmer's Market on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County, Kerins' research involved listening to (and reading transcripts of) oral histories from the coal-rich region of Appalachian Kentucky. Kerins focused on the role of women during coal miners' strikes in the 20th century. Kerins was mentored by Sociology professor Joanna Badagliacco

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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From East to West: Linguistic Diversity in Kentucky with Jennifer Cramer

Jennifer Cramer is a sociolinguist specializing in Kentucky dialects. Her current research utilizes students from all around the Commonwealth.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Meet Jill Rappoport: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Jill Rappoport is an assistant professor in English, specializing in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, gift theory in literature and economics, and gender and sexuality. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Curiously Inclined

“Last summer I was in Budapest briefly locked in a gypsy’s apartment while she tried to extort more money from me, and had a great time…” said Joe Nickell, as if he were describing a weekend at the lake. He is a man with many interests – over 200 “personas” are listed on his personal website including folksinger, stage magician, and séance conductor.

Negating the Negative

Patience is a virtue. Just ask Ginny Carney. An alum of the English Department, Carney is now President of Leech Lake Tribal College in Minnesota. But she didn’t get there overnight.

Representations of Lesbians and Mothers in Literature: Catherine Brereton

Catherine Brereton's recent research was featured in a poster session at the Lexington Farmer's Market in mid-September 2011. Her work focuses on representations of lesbians, mothers, and lesbians as mothers in literature. The poster session was presented by the Chellgren Center, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research. Brereton was mentored by professor Susan Bordo

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Meet Julia Johnson: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Julia Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of English. Johnson focuses on poetry, as a subject of study as well as a personal pursuit. Her latest volume of poems will be published in the fall. 

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