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Dan Pashman Talk jri236 Tue, 08/28/2018 - 02:05 pm

Dan Pashman is the James Beard award winner for his podcast The Sporkful

The Sporkful is one the most insightful podcasts about food available today, tracing such interesting topics as Cambodian donut shops in California, what is a sandwich, taco literacy (featuring a former WRD colleague who started the idea here at UK), prison ramen, ice cream citizenship, and more! Pashman also has a show on the Cooking Channel and works with NPR. Come here an exciting talk about food and podcasting!

Woodward Hall Gatton
Behind the Blue: Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies With Jeff Rice

By Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser


jri236 Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:14 am
Fall 2017 courses jri236 Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:46 am

Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture jri236 Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:49 am

This one day event will bring to UK brewers and professional writers from the craft beer industry.

Keynote by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, owner of Evil Twin Brewery

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Taylor 158
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD), 2016 Awards

Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:13 pm


Intermezzo - - dedicated to publishing work too long for an article and too short for a monograph has published its inaugrual book. Intermezzo is leading the way with digital longform publications, the fugure of academic scholarship. 


Intermezzo is edited by Jeff Rice, Chair of WRD. 

jri236 Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:41 am
WRD Faculty Updates!

WRD faculty have been busy this summer.

In June, Jim Ridolfo participated in A&S' Passport to the World initiative and travelled to Jordan and Morocco for a faculty development seminar. 

Jenny Rice gave an invited talk at Bar Ilan University this June entitled "What Are the Digital Humanities and Why Should We Care?"

Jeff Rice gave an invited talk at Bar Ilan University this June entitled "Digital Outragicity."

jri236 Sun, 08/02/2015 - 04:23 pm
What Can I Do With a WRD Degree? jri236 Mon, 05/18/2015 - 01:51 pm
What Writing Means to Me - WRD Awards

In April, 2015, WRD held its end-of-semester ceremony in the Boone Center, commemorating students and faculty alike for their talent and hard work. Afterwards, we caught up with several faculty members and students to ask them about what writing means to them, and beyond them. 

Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:54 am

Why Major in WRD?

Our age is an age of writing. Social media. Podcasts. Websites. Video. News. Stories. Analysis. Critique. Reports. Advertisements. Technical documentation. Writing is everywhere we look. 

WRD prepares you for a career in writing. Every industry includes writing. Every industry supports the writing of internal and external documents (memos, reports, technical documents, research studies, social media usage, website development). Every industry sponsors trade writing (magazines, journals, newsletters, other publications). 

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