Archive for the ‘podcast’ Category

SILCScast 006: Dr. Herman Beavers

Monday, December 1st, 2008

In our final podcast episode, Dr. Herman Beavers from the University of Pennsylvania talks about the role of cultural and literary studies in poetry. During his lecture he covers five poems: “Incident” by Countee Cullen; “Frederick Douglass” by Robert E. Hayden; “Miss Rosie” and “Why some people be mad at me sometimes” by Lucille Clifton; and “American History” by Michael Harper. The podcast is marked explicit for the brief discussion of “Incident”.

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SILCScast 005: Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

This week’s podcast is a lecture given by Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall of Spelman College. Dr. Guy-Sheftall is active in women’s studies and feminist issues, and her most recent book is Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities.

The next podcast will be the last in our series, and due to the holiday will appear on Monday.

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SILCScast 004: Dr. Dagmawi Woubshet

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Today, Dr. Dagmawi Woubshet talks about the literary and cultural analysis that went into completing his dissertation on AIDS writing. Dr. Woubshet received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2007 and is now an English professor at Cornell University. He spoke to the students of SILCS on June 16, 2008.

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SILCScast 003: Dr. Darryl Dickson-Carr

Friday, November 7th, 2008

This week, Dr. Darryl Dickson-Carr talks to the students about the details of the graduate application process. Dr. Dickson-Carr currently works in the English department at Southern Methodist University, and has worked in the past as both a Director of Graduate Studies and a Director of Undergraduate Studies at Florida State University.

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SILCScast 002: Dr. Emily Bernard

Friday, October 31st, 2008

In our second podcast, we have Dr. Emily Bernard from the University of Vermont. Dr. Bernard talks about the background behind her article Teaching the N-Word, which appeared in American Scholar. This podcast is marked “explicit” for language.

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SILCScast 001: Dr. Valerie Lee

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Back in June, a number of English faculty from around the country visited the students of SILCS to talk about various topics related to graduate school and their own lives. Over the next several weeks, we will be showcasing six of these lectures in our podcast.

This week we have Dr. Valerie Lee, who is the chair of the English department at The Ohio State University. Dr. Lee talks about why she became an English professor.

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