Marguerite Helmers, Professor, English Studies, UW-Oshkosh, joins “University Place Presents” host Norman Gilliland to delve into the reasons so many poets, memoirists and novelists wrote about World War I. Helmers explains that the reality of the technological advances in warfare in contrast with what men expected when they enlisted is reflected in their writings.
Author, playwright and journalist Brad Schreiber talks about the role and the identity of writers, how society views them, and how they can achieve artistic and spiritual satisfaction as writers today.
Booth Fowler, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison, explores how to appreciate beauty by looking at the 19th Century Pre-Raphaelites and their most distinguished thinker, William Morris.
Booth Fowler, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison, channels Ralph Waldo Emerson and explores Emerson’s 19th Century ideas about how to become a self-directed individual.
Joe Kapler, Curator, Wisconsin Historical Museum, and Sarah Anne Stolte, Doctoral Candidate, UW-Madison discuss “Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Siefert.” Learn about the life of Siefert, a German immigrant artist, his vision of his surroundings and the land that inspired his work.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow Kathy Kelsey Foley, Director, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau talks about her passion for visuals arts and museums.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow David Frank, Artistic Director, American Players Theatre, Spring Green talks about the artistic mission of American Players Theater.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow James Leary, Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies, UW-Madison talks about early influences which led to his becoming a folklorist.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow Robin Chapman, Poet and Professor Emerita, Communicative Disorders, UW-Madison reads five of her poems.
Science Fiction Author Kim Stanley Robinson, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery David Krakauer, UW-Madison English Assistant Professor Monique Allewaert and Wisconsin Public Radio Producer Steve Paulson discuss how science fiction can help us imagine possible worlds. Also, hear the winning entries of the Three Minute Futures flash science fiction contest, dramatized for radio.