Liese on Art + Speak at CAA

Jennifer Liese (Director, Writing Center) will be presenting at the College Art Association’s annual conference in New York on February 11 at 9:30 AM for a panel titled “Art + Speak: The State of English Language Education in Art Schools.”

Her paper, “Global Turn/Multimodal Turn: Language Lessons from Art and Design,” highlights projects by a half-dozen RISD students, connecting them to theories of multilingual and multimodal communication, translation, and academic acculturation. Given that multilingual communication often depends on “reading” visual, gestural, and aural cues to fill in linguistic gaps, she speculates on how artists and designers might engage their disciplinary expertise to activate interlanguage learning and intercultural fluency.