Posts Tagged with “podcast”
April 12th, 2012
In this podcast (7:40), Chandler describes his approach to writing, calling himself "a silent witness" to contemporary life, a "fly-on-the-wall guy," and reads selections from his new book, including the title poem.
April 3rd, 2012
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Thom Bassett, a lecturer in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, is the author of "Birth of a Demon," the cover article of the spring issue of Civil War Monitor. The article examines some of the surprising contradictions of Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.
In this podcast (10:10), Bassett (left) spoke with University Relations' Paul DeWolf about the famous leader of Union troops. On the one hand, Bassett tells DeWolf, Sherman had no problem applying the "hard hand of war" not only to Southern troops but Southerners themselves, leaving "in his wake civilians who were utterly terrorized." On the other hand, "as ruthless as his intentions were, there was a part of him that absolutely hated" the destruction left behind by his marches across the South.
March 23rd, 2012
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — In his new book, Friendship as a Way of Life: Foucault, AIDS, and the Politics of Shared Estrangement, Bryant University faculty member Tom Roach explores philosophies of friendship - from Aristotle's definition, which Roach argues creates exclusionary hierarchies, to Epicurean friendships that are open and receptive to the unfamiliar, to his own exploration of friendships as anti-institutional and foundational to progressive political activism, specifically AIDS activism.
In this podcast (9:35), Roach, assistant professor of English and cultural studies, talks with University Relations' Paul DeWolf about the book and his view that "the politics of friendship are at the heart of activist movements and socialist movements."
March 7th, 2012
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – On Super Tuesday 2012, Bryant University's Paul DeWolf sat down with Communication Prof. Stanley Baran (left), one of the country's leading experts on mass communication theory, to talk about campaign advertising.
In this podcast (9:40), Baran offers his views about the proliferation of vitriolic campaign ads, how such ads set the agenda for media, and how damaging such ads are to effective democracy.
Baran is the author of one of America's best-selling introductory mass communication texts, Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture, and the country's top advanced mass communication theories book, Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future.
February 18th, 2012
To learn more about the genesis and goals of the African Digital Archive and Professor Perullo's work with the African Alliance of Rhode Island, listen to this podcast (12:37 min.) or download here.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Alex Perullo, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology and African studies in Bryant's College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $6,000 grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to create the African Digital Archive, an interactive resource containing images, interviews, videos and curriculum materials about African people who have immigrated to Rhode Island.
The archive is an outgrowth of the African Studies Workshops co-sponsored since 2007 by Bryant University and the African Alliance of Rhode Island. The annual workshops have served as a means to create conversations among Africans living in Rhode Island, university students, and the public.
March 30th, 2011
The Critical Lede, an academic podcast site based at the University of South Carolina-Upstate, interviews Amber Day, assistant professor of performance studies, about her new book, Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate, and how how satire, irony, and parody are all parts of political critique.
You can listen to the podcast online, download it from the site or from the Critical Lede's iTunes site.