american studies

'Goodbye Gauley Mountain' to be Screened, Discussed

Filmmakers Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle visit the University of Kentucky today, Tuesday, March 24, to screen and discuss their film “Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story.”

A Look Inside Gender, Film, and Appalachia

Carol Mason's class examines the range of representation in images of Appalachia and Appalachians in popular media.

Lectures Focus on How Appalachia Is Portrayed in Film

A series of lectures about Appalachians on film, begins January 27, with “Genre and Jessica Lynch” at 2 p.m. in William T. Young Library Auditorium.

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: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium

'Reel to Real' to Take Historic Look at Film With Kentucky, Oscar Connections

'Reel to Real' Film Series Presents 'In Country'

Voices from Shanghai: May 2012 Symposium

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, Frank X Walker, Ron Pen, and Arturo Sandoval presented lectures on Appalachian culture, identity, history, and art. At the end of the three-day event, Cheyenne Hohman got a chance to interview students from Shanghai University about the event. Students reflected on what they learned, what the symposium meant to them, and shared thoughts on ways that the University of Kentucky and Shanghai University could continue to foster meaningful exchange between academic communities. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman. Music in this podcast is a live recording of "Horse Race," performed on erhu by Can Xu and Jie Sun, music students at Shanghai University.

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Love/Conjure Blues

Performance Artist and Novelist/Poet, Sharon Bridgforth, reads from her performance novel, Love Conjure/Blues.

Distinguished Speakers to Share Insight With English and GWS Students

A collaboration between the GWS and English departments, as well as the African American and Africana Studies and American Studies programs will bring speakers to classes for the benefit of students.
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