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.
Dr. Joachim Scharloth TU Dresden
"Terrorist Spotting For Beginners: Mass Surveillance Through Language"
Arts & Sciences Guest Professor in the Linguistics Program and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. University of Kentucky. October 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.
The Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Brenna Byrd 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.
This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.
Jeff Rogers is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He also teaches a class called Global Horror, which examines the course of the horror genre of film from its origins in Weimar, Germany to the modern day. The class emphasizes an application of both film and literature to best cover how the genre has changed and evolved over a century.
Have you ever thought about German culture? Do you want to know some cultural differences between colleges in Germany and the US? Are the grades any different? How are the teachers in Germany? The classes? College life? Dorms? Come to Kaffeestunde (Hour of Coffee) to hear about Germany's culture! Refreshments will be provided.
Hosted by the German Department and sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Festival.
Since I am only in Germany for 4-weeks, my program is jam packed with activity after activity. In most occasions this is great, here are some ex’s:
Ø Berlin Zoo (ooooh a plecostomus)
Ø Potsdam Adventure Park/Rope’s Course (feel the burn!)
Ø Open Concert by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
The last activity on the list, however, carried a pretty interesting evening. After awkwardly smashed against Berliners in the rain for 30 minutes, I proceeded to enter the OUTDOOR Olympic stadium where the groups annually play. Before the procession of beautiful music, I spent my time arranging the perfekt tent using my umbrella and a few pages of Deutsch Vogue. Although showers of rain or neighbors grunting to my overwhelmingly intrusive umbrella constantly interrupted me, I enjoyed a glorious hour of orchestral gold that was simply unforgettable. Such a sad/annoying/awesome time! (picture is me wiith another lovely member from the trip, Brooke Wilson)
Hello fellow Arts&Science’ers! I am studying abroad through the Discover Germany Program at the University of Kentucky, an exchange program that offers a 4-week introduction to studying abroad and emersion of German culture in Berlin, Germany. Therefore, I have decided to create a smallish blog series on my adventure to not only share in my hopefully interesting entries, but to catalog this life-changing experience. Thus far, my trip has begun with a set of already new experiences. The journey commenced with a lesson or two on how to navigate air traveling in regards to packing and proper etiquette (it’s kind of awkward to sleep/eat/sit next to a stranger for an 8 hour flight). After flying for a total of 12 hours, I can confidently mark that off the bucket list.Till next time! (The picture below is myself with a fellow member of the program—Tisis Shalise—after our painfully long flight…don’t we look great!)