Podcasts

Still looking for an opportunity to travel this summer? Tune in to this week's Office Hours as we speak with Matt Giancarlo, from the Department of English, and Susan Roberts, from the Department of Geography, about the education abroad trips that they will be leading this summer. Giancarlo will be heading a trip to Arezzo, a town in Tuscany, where students can learn about Italian language, art,...

Published February 12, 2015

The University of Kentucky recently hosted a French Studies Forum on the Paris Attacks, organized by French and Francophone Studies within the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

The participants in the forum address the cultural and political context of, as well as the emerging and continuing fallout surrounding, the recent deadly attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Paris kosher market (January 7-9, 2015).

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Published February 9, 2015

Our second Language Talk: KWLA podcast features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing the Kentucky World Language Program Review with Jacque Van Houten, Jefferson County Public Schools World Language Consultant, and Alfonso de Torres Nunez, World Language Consultant for the KY Department of Education. They talk about the overall premise of the Program Review including its history, models of implementation, embedded concepts of global competency and 21st century skills, and the concept of Program Review as a tool for building capacity. If you have an event or idea to share on the...

Published February 3, 2015

Our first Language Talk podcast features host Laura Roche talking about the K-16 Collaboration Initiative with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky. They talk about the goals of the Collaboration Initiative to create stronger bonds in the state among world language teachers of all levels (from K to higher ed). They introduce the centerpiece of the Collaboration Initiative, the new...

Published January 14, 2015

In the summer of 2014, several undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts & Sciences received a grant from the National Science Foundation. This NSF grant gave them the means to pursue research in various fields as they explored their interests and prepared for their potential futures. In this interview, we speak with Emily VanMeter, a senior Political Science and French Studies major. VanMeter...

Published January 13, 2015

In November, we were given the opportunity to record an alumni panel featuring several accomplished graduates from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. The panel was planned and moderated by Linda Kraus Worley who wanted to give students the opportunity to speak with alumni who have successfully combined their M.A. degrees in MCLLC with another professional degree. Within this panel we hear from three professionals, Sean Kinder, Jason Kelly, and Nate Smith about their...

Published December 18, 2014

Our latest episode of Office Hours is here! In this session, Professors Brenna Byrd and Anastasia Curwood join us to discuss their teaching, research, and interests. Professor Byrd leads off with a discussion of German culture and Turkish-German hip-hop while Professor Curwood explores her recent research regarding Shirley Chisholm. The two professors discover their common interests -- forms of social resistance, feminism, language, and identity and discuss them from two very different...

Published December 10, 2014

The University of Kentucky has been playing host to Alan McKendrick, a Scottish playwright, stage director, and translator, as he works with students during a compressed, three-week course. Within the course, McKendrick and the students are working to translate and adapt a popular German play into American English with a Kentuckian twist. In this podcast, we speak to McKendrick about his previous work, the difficulties of adapting and translating plays, and the dynamics of the compressed course.

If you...

Published November 12, 2014

The Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Jianjun He to its faculty! This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the Fall 2014 semester.

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Published November 7, 2014

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