Podcasts

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...
Published November 22, 2013
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/UKATH-2012-13-%2344_mixdown_0.mp3

UK English Professor and Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker has been named Kentucky's Poet Laureate! In this segment from UK at the Half with Carl Nathe, Walker talks about the award and his childhood dreams of literary accomplishment. 

Published March 4, 2013
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/walkerlecture.mp3

Frank Walker, associate professor in the Department of English, discusses the origin of the word "Affrilachia" and how the use of the word forces the redefinition of a region traditionally described as all-white. Walker noted several key artists and intellectuals from Appalachia to illustrate the region's cultural diversity.

This podcast is a recording of his lecture on May 21st, 2012, at Shanghai University. The session was part of the...

Published July 2, 2012
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Voices%20from%20Shanghai_%20May%202012%20Symposium.mp3

At the end of May 2012, a delegation of faculty from the University of Kentucky went to Shanghai University to promote the American Studies Center, a partnership between UK and SHU. Michelle Sizemore facilitated a group discussion between UK and SHU students about cultural difference, identity, and storytelling across cultures. Four faculty members, Mary Anglin,...

Published June 12, 2012
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Exploring%20Affrilachia_%20Frank%20X%20Walker.mp3

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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Published March 15, 2012
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%2018th%20Annual%20Black%20Women%27s%20Conference_%20Melynda%20Price.mp3

Melynda Price is a professor in the College of Law, and is the organizer for the 2012 Annual Black Women's Conference, which is in its 18th year. It will take place from March 22nd until the 24th, at various locations on UK's campus and the Lyric Theatre. The African American and Africana Studies program is sponsoring the conference, which is titled "Learning the Ropes: Black Girlhood, Identity, and the Power of Play...

Published February 28, 2012
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/UK%20Perspectives%20012012%20Walker.mp3

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. 

Published January 30, 2012
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/jaq.mp3

Jacqueline Couti is a professor in the Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Professor Couti specializes in Francophone Caribbean, African, and New World literatures and cultures with an emphasis on how ethnic and cultural identity have been formed. In this podcast, Professor Couti explains what her typical class is like, what kind of students populate them, and what kind of reactions she receives from her students.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Published January 18, 2012
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Frank-X-Walker_STRoach-Discussions-120411-KeyConvo_0.mp3

Frank X Walker, a professor of English and African American and Africana Studies, was featured on Key Conversations Radio in December 2011. Walker participated in a discussion of the S. T. Roach Community Conversations series, of which he is a part. 

This podcast was produced by 1580 AM, and hosted by Lezell Lowe and Andrea James.

Published January 10, 2012
https://aaas.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Groups%2C%20Organization%2C%20and%20Identity%20Intercultural%20Communication%20in%20Black%20Greek%20Letter%20Organizations.mp3

On November 9, 2011, as part of the Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series, the Africana and African American Studies program hosted a talk entitled “Groups, Organizations, and Identity: Intercultural Communication in Black Greek Letter Organizations.” The talk, presented by Robert Mock, UK’s Vice President for Student Affairs, highlighted a course that Mock will be teaching next semester called “Special Topics in African American Studies: Black Greek Letter Organizations” (AAS 400/COM 591). We...

Published December 12, 2011

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