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Rural Poetics: Part 3 with Tim Earley

Rural Poetics: Part 3 with Tim Earley

November 1, 2021

This third episode of the Rural Poetics podcast series features poetry author Tim Earley, visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Mississippi. Earley’s dynamic range of diction mixes the academic vocabulary of continental theory with his own roots of Appalachian vernacular English. Tim’s work directly confronts the class hierarchies of U.S. poetry communities, giving audiences a language to better understand the complexity of contemporary rural life.

Tweets of the Un-Mastered Class: Exploring the Freedom on the Move Database with Edward Baptist

Tweets of the Un-Mastered Class: Exploring the Freedom on the Move Database with Edward Baptist

October 4, 2021

Ed Baptist, Cornell history professor, joins Paul and Annette to discuss the Freedom on the Move database and related pedagogical projects. This work by Baptist and many other scholars, educators, and volunteers aims to shift the narrative surrounding slavery in America, bringing together tens of thousands of newspaper “wanted” ads for freedom seekers. These ads inadvertently bear witness to the names, lives, and personalities of self-liberators who otherwise have been effaced from history—while also highlighting the complicity of mainstream newspapers and their subscribers in attempting to subjugate “runaway property.”

 

 

Rural Poetics: Part 2 with Nancy Bereano

Rural Poetics: Part 2 with Nancy Bereano

July 28, 2021

This episode features Nancy Bereano, founder of Ithaca’s groundbreaking, award-winning lesbian and feminist press, Firebrand Books (1985-2000). Speaking with Rural Poetics host, Alec Pollak, Bereano  reflects on the heyday of feminist small-press publishing and her role bringing up notable authors such as Alison Bechdel, Leslie Feinberg, and Audre Lorde.

Rural Poetics: Part 1 with Nikki Wallschlaeger

Rural Poetics: Part 1 with Nikki Wallschlaeger

June 28, 2021

In this episode, author Nikki Wallschlaeger reads 11 poems from her latest published collection of poetry-- Waterbaby (2021, Copper Canyon Press). Nikki also speaks with Rural Poetics host Marty Cain, to contextualize her work, sharing insights into her writing process and geographic inspirations.

Crafting Belief from Medieval Dreamscapes to Thai Buddhist Temples with Adin Lears and Anthony Irwin.

Crafting Belief from Medieval Dreamscapes to Thai Buddhist Temples with Adin Lears and Anthony Irwin.

May 28, 2021

2020-21 ‘Fabrication’ Fellows, Adin Lears, assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Anthony Lovenheim Irwin, scholar of Asian religions, engage in a conversation that ranges from creatures and creaturehood in Piers Plowman to craft and construction in Thai Buddhism, finding common ground in questions of spirituality and belief, language and craft, as they consider the ethics and poetics of ‘Fabrication.’

Shutting off the Gaslight with Kate Manne

Shutting off the Gaslight with Kate Manne

April 19, 2021

Kate Manne, 2018-19 “Authority” Faculty Fellow and associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University takes listeners behind the pages of her latest book “Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women.” Discussing concepts such as “himpathy,” “mansplaining,” and “gaslighting” Kate shares stories from her writing process, earlier philosophical roots, and where she finds the strength to keep fighting on behalf of women and girls today.

Sartorial Self-Fashioning and the Legacies of Enslavement with Kimberly Kay Lamm

Sartorial Self-Fashioning and the Legacies of Enslavement with Kimberly Kay Lamm

April 5, 2021

Kimberly Kay Lamm, 2020-21 Society Fellow and associate professor of gender, sexuality and feminist studies at Duke University, explores issues of race, sex and class through the self-fashioning of Black women. From writers of the Harlem Renaissance to visual artists of today, Lamm unfurls the physical and psychic legacies of fashion and fabrication as both display and self-protection in a hostile world.

Shaping Emotions in Late Ancient Christianity with Georgia Frank

Shaping Emotions in Late Ancient Christianity with Georgia Frank

February 11, 2021

Georgia Frank, 2020-21 Society Fellow and Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion at Colgate University, takes us back to the first 600 years of Christianity to explore the power of song and participatory performances in reenacting and fabricating emotions. Georgia shares insights from her research on bodily experience in ancient Mediterranean religions, including methods and metaphors by which early Christians shaped a collective identity.

Indigenous Dispossession and the Founding of Cornell: Part 2 with Michael Witgen

Indigenous Dispossession and the Founding of Cornell: Part 2 with Michael Witgen

January 21, 2021

In this follow up episode on Indigenous dispossession and land-grant universities, Paul Fleming and Jon Parmenter sit down with Professor Michael Witgen, professor of History and American Culture and twice former director of Native American Studies at the University of Michigan. In this segment, Michael provides insight into how non-removal treaties incrementally restricted traditional lands and life-ways for Anishinaabe while benefiting white settlers throughout the 19th century. Beyond his academic work, Michael also shares personal insights on generations of Native resilience in the Great Lakes from his position as a direct lineal descendant of a key Ojibwe signatory to the 1842 treaty that soon became one of the financial engines for establishing Cornell University. In light of this, he discusses how land-grant universities might begin to address this history.

Indigenous Dispossession and the Founding of Cornell: Part 1 with Jon Parmenter

Indigenous Dispossession and the Founding of Cornell: Part 1 with Jon Parmenter

December 10, 2020

In this premiere episode, Paul Fleming sits down with Cornell associate professor of history, Jon Parmenter, to learn more about his new research. Jon’s blog post, "Flipped Scrip, Flipping the Script, the Morrill Act of 1862, Cornell University and the Legacy of 19th Century Indigenous Dispossession,” adds to the emerging conversations on America’s land-grant universities to tell the early story of Cornell University.

 

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