Podcasts tagged "wrd"

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

There is word on the page and then there is word given breath. This past April, students and faculty from the University of Kentucky brought words to life thanks to a 12-hour open air poetry reading. The event, organized by English professor and published author Julia Johnson, was held outside of the Student Center welcoming anyone and everyone to come read their favorite poems aloud. The reading itself was held in celebration of National...

Published May 14, 2013

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

Published May 7, 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

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

The words “hip” and “hipster” carry around a lot of baggage. Often, due to misconceptions, "hipster" is used as an insult meant to suggest some sort of failed or inauthentic attempt at being "hip." But what if that isn’t what “hip” is? What if “hip” isn’t some obsession with the fleeting but a more permanent state?

Professor Thomas Marksbury hopes to address some of these questions this coming spring semester in his class UKC 310: History Of Hip. The class,...
Published November 29, 2012

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