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

UK Board Accepts More Than $6 Million in Gifts, Pledges

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today accepted nearly $6.5 million in gifts and pledges, with a sizable portion directed toward two A&S departments.

Celebrate 2013: Ben Chandler

 

 

The Honorable Albert B. Chandler III (Ben Chandler) received his B.A. in history in 1983 and his J.D. in 1986. He was elected Kentucky Attorney General in 1995 and served as the United States Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district from 2004 to 2013. A long-time supporter of arts and humanities at the state and national level, he is now executive director the Kentucky Humanities Council.

 

 

Kentucky's Poet Laureate Frank X Walker

 

 

Kentucky has a rich literary history, and the new Poet Laureate of the Bluegrass State, Frank X Walker, has a deep respect and knowledge of those great writers before him.

Frank’s Kentucky roots have integrally shaped his perspective as a writer and teacher. The Danville native has said "One of the things I know, having lived in other states than Kentucky, is that it means something to be a Kentucky writer."

Frank created the word “Affrilachia,” which identified the African American experience in the Appalachian region.

It was a word that allowed the invisible to become visible. He and a group of his writing friends founded the Affrilachian Poets, and an entire Affrilachian literary movement that prides itself in giving voice to previously muted and silenced people and promotes excellence in teaching, writing, art and activism.

For Frank the position of Poet Laureate is most importantly a chance to teach and educate. Frank is driven by his passion of bringing more attention to prominent African-American writers in Appalachia, both past and present.

To learn more about Poet Laureate Frank X Walker visit these sites: frankxwalker.com as.uky.edu

 

 

English in Russian Academia

 

 

Elena Lawrick, ESL Director Reading Area Community College "English in Russian Academia"

University of Kentucky Year of Russia February 13, 2013

 

 

Introduction to AAAS/ENG 264 - Major Black Writers

Dr. Young and Michelle Talbot introduce their course AAAS/ENG 264 Major Black Writers.

You can find a description of the assignments for the course on the English Department website: english.as.uky.edu/fall-courses-1

You can preview quizzes and discussion questions on the site for the Norton Anthology of African American Literature: wwnorton.com/college/english/africanamericanlit2e/

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