Kenyon Unique is a lecture series featuring distinguished faculty members, whose talks are streamed live and recorded as part of a digital library.
Professor of Sociology Howard Sacks will explore where our food comes from, why it matters and what it has to do with the liberal arts in the third lecture on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Writer-in-residence P.F. Kluge '64 drew on his career as a novelist and journalist to share his unique perspective on a literary life for the second Kenyon Unique lectore on February 24, 2013. Kluge is the author of ten novels including Eddie and the Cruisers (adapted for film in 1983), Gone Tomorrow (2008) and The Master Blaster (2012). He also wrote the non-fiction book Alma Mater (1995), an account of an academic year at Kenyon. Kluge is a veteran journalist whose reporting on a Brooklyn bank robbery for Life magazine was the basis for the 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon and who contributes frequently to National Geographic Traveler.
Professor of American Studies Peter Rutkoff and Professor of History Will Scott delivered the first Kenyon Unique lecture on October 25, 2012. They discussed documenting the vanishing Gullah culture of South Carolina, preserved for generations by descendants of West African slaves. Rutkoff and Scott have worked together since the 1970s. Their most recent book Fly Away (2010) examines African-American migrations. Watch on YouTube.