Skip to main content

american studies

Stacy Takacs: "Genre and Jessica Lynch"

Lecture by Stacy Takacs, author of "Terrorism TV." Was West Virginia soldier Jessica Lynch really a female Rambo, and did the military make her a damsel in distress to be saved from Iraqis?: Explore how to spin a war.

The events are sponsored by American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Appalachian Center, the English Department, and the Environmental Sustainability Program. All events are free and open to the public.

Date:
-
Location:
Young Library Auditorium
'Standing Up for the Mountains' Book Talk at UK
Three University of Kentucky authors will present recent books about mountaintop removal mining, and the treasured landscapes and Appalachian communities that lie in its midst, at a book talk and signing Thursday, Feb. 27.
jcho222 Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:12 am
Shanghai University Students Visit UK
Students from Shanghai University (SHU) will get a taste of the bluegrass this week as the UK American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a summit for SHU students on Monday, April 22.
smru222 Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:15 pm

A Mistake on the Edge of Time: Rusty Barrett on the Mayan Calendar

Most of us heard that the world was going to possibly end on December 21st, 2012, and that it was predicted by the traditional Mayan calendar. In this podcast, Rusty Barrett, a linguist and scholar of Mayan culture and history, explains the superstitions and misunderstandings surrounding December 21st, and a little bit about how the Mayan calendar works.

Subscribe to american studies