Lauren Kirkpatrick

Apr 6, 2018

Orchestra Event Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

"The Dream is Alive," a concert celebrating Martin Luther King, includes a talk with English prof. Jason Miller, an expert on King's 1962 speech in Rocky Mount that inspired MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as the concert's world-premiere composition.

Apr 4, 2018

English Prof. Shows Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK

NC State Professor of English Jason Miller offers a new analysis of poet Langston Hughes' influence on some of Martin Luther King's most powerful speeches.

Apr 3, 2018

When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh

In this op-ed, English Professor Jason Miller recounts when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum on NC State's campus in 1966, while factions of the Ku Klux Klan protested in downtown Raleigh.

Mar 14, 2018

Movies on the Radio: Ladies Who Lead

NC State film studies prof. Marsha Gordon discusses films that feature strong female leads.

Mar 8, 2018

#MeToo on the 1930s Silver Screen

On Australian radio, NC State Professor of Film Studies Marsha Gordon talks about movies from the 1930s that demonstrate how far back sexual predation and exploitation of women go on the silver screen, and how integral these views were to Hollywood’s imagining of women’s lives.

Feb 12, 2018

Recreating MLK’s “Dream” Speech in Rocky Mount

NC State English Professor Jason Miller and others are re-staging Martin Luther King's first "I Have a Dream" speech in Rocky Mount's Booker T. Washington Gymnasium at 6:00 pm on Feb. 23. The recreation will be filmed for use in Miller's documentary film entitled Origin of the Dream.

Jan 30, 2018

Nuclear Disasters and ‘The Day After’

Marsha Gordon was among the 100 million people who watched a controversial "what if" film in the early 1980s about nuclear disaster. Now a professor of film studies at NC State, Gordon asks, "Is it time for a 21st century version of 'The Day After'?"

Jan 16, 2018

Student Contest: Spend a Day With the Dean

Wanted: A Humanities and Social Sciences student with a busy schedule and a sense of adventure. Enter this contest to spend a day side by side with your dean, Jeff Braden. Show him your world, and learn about his.

Jan 3, 2018

Movies on the Radio: Money, Money, Money

From grim tales of greedy gangsters like "Baby Face," "Scarface," and "Goodfellas" to the cheesy 1980s film "They Live" that told viewers, "[Money] is your God," directors have tackled the subject of money for years. Marsha Gordon, NC State Film Studies, discusses films on Movies on the Radio.

Jan 2, 2018

The Five Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017

The Washington Post has included NC State professor John Kessel's latest novel — The Moon and the Other — among its top five science fiction picks for 2017.