plainstate: The Podcast
Episode 15. Marianne Kunkel and Susan Martens

Episode 15. Marianne Kunkel and Susan Martens

April 27, 2020

In this episode, Marianne Kunkel and Susan Martens, two English PhD graduates, continue their conversation about their time at UNL and specifically Susan Marten's ongoing career at Missouri Western State University.

Episode 14. Susan Martens and Marianne Kunkel

Episode 14. Susan Martens and Marianne Kunkel

April 20, 2020

In this episode, Susan Martens interviews Marianne Kunkel, two English PhD graduates, about her time at UNL and her ongoing career at Missouri Western State University.

Episode 13. Literature and the Environment

Episode 13. Literature and the Environment

April 6, 2020

In this episode, Cory Willard and some of his students discuss their experience in English 317: Literature and the Environment, which took place in western Nebraska in the summer of 2019. (Note: This course will be taught again during the summer of 2020, though it will be moved online.)

Episode 12. James Gunn Interview (Part 2)

Episode 12. James Gunn Interview (Part 2)

March 2, 2020

In this episode, Michael Page continues his interview with celebrated author and scholar James Gunn beginning with his recollections about Robert Heinlein. 

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Episode 11. James Gunn Interview (Part 1)

Episode 11. James Gunn Interview (Part 1)

February 24, 2020

In this Episode, Michael Page sits down with James Gunn, who, at age 96, continues to be a publishing author of Science Fiction as well as a leading scholar in that field. Gunn discusses his forthcoming publication projects as well as his past encounters with notable Science Fiction scholars such as Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. 

Episode 10. The Cather Letters (Part 2)

Episode 10. The Cather Letters (Part 2)

February 16, 2020

In this episode, students, staff, and faculty continue their discussion about their work on The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, a scholarly edition and digital archive.

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Episode 9. The Cather Letters (Part 1)

Episode 9. The Cather Letters (Part 1)

February 10, 2020

In this episode, students, staff, and faculty discuss their work on The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, a scholarly edition and digital archive.

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Episode 8. English Student Advisory Board

Episode 8. English Student Advisory Board

December 11, 2019

In this episode, members of the English Student Advisory Board discuss life, the universe, and everything.

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Episode 7. Slam Poets (Part 2)

Episode 7. Slam Poets (Part 2)

November 19, 2019

Members of UNL's Slam Poetry team continue their conversation from Episode 5.

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Episode 6. Nebraska in Opera

Episode 6. Nebraska in Opera

November 11, 2019

Dr. Laura White, Professor of English, has written the libretto for the new opera, The Gambler's Son, which premiers in Lincoln on November 15, 2019. In this episode, she discusses converting the original source material to an opera and collaborating with husband Tyler Goodrich White. She also explains why Cozad, Nebraska is an ideal setting for opera. 

Additional information about the opera is available here: 

https://arts.unl.edu/music/news/unl-opera-premieres-opera-based-sandoz-novel-founding-cozad

Live webcast link: http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/television/glenn-korff-school-music-gamblers-son-opera-tyler-white-kimball

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