Liberal Arts

Sittenfeld Sisters Working Hard

Josephine Sittenfeld (Critic, History of Art + Visual Culture) was recently featured in an article written by her sister, the novelist Curtis Sittenfeld. The Hardest Working Women We Know follows their joint project to examine the questions; Who are the hardest working women around us, and how are they doing it, both emotionally and logistically? What motivates […]

Kosmider Wins Screenplay Award

Alexia Kosmider (Senior Lecturer, Literary Arts + Studies) recently won first prize in the James L. Seavor LGBTQ Screenplay Competition Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for her script, Small Steps in Black Birkenstocks, which was co-authored with Marianne Messinawon. The screenplay focuses on Lori, an older lesbian, who after losing her life partner tries […]

Cavicchi Publishes on Musical Fandom

Daniel Cavicchi (Associate Provost, Research|Global|Practice) published a dialogic essay, with Nina Baym and Norma Coates, entitled, Musical Fandom in the Digital Age: A Conversation, in The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom published in 2017. Cavvichi additionally reviewed Lisa Gilman’s My Music, My War appeared in the latest issue (Vol. 9, 2017) of Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, […]

Saito Publishes Across Europe

Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) has had her second book, Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making, was published by Oxford University Press. In addition to the Aesthetics of the Familiar Saito was also recently published, Arjen estetiikan vihertyminen, which is the Finnish translation of “The Greening of Everyday Aesthetics” in Vihreä päänsärky! […]

Rihouet Gives Papers in Rome and Assisi

Pascale Rihouet (Senior Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture)gave a presentation on conflict in processions entitled, Cortei trionfali e disordini spettacolari nella Perugia rinascimentale, at the international conference Il teatro del sacro. Pratiche di dialogo tra religione e spettacolo organized by the Università degli studi of Perugia, 8-10 Sept. 2017 in Assisi. Rihouet also gave a talk […]

Scanlan Presents at Arts and Crafts Conference

Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) presented a paper entitled, But Those Petticoats! Enterprising Women in Providence and the Rhode Island School of Design, at a conference called Influences and Expressions: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Providence, Newport and Environs in September. Initial funding for her research was provided by the […]

Event: Artist & Poet Jen Bervin at GD Commons, 10/03, 6:30PM

Artist and poet Jen Bervin will be on campus for the launch of her book, Silk Poems, on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 at 6:30PM at the GD Commons, Design Center.  The book is the final component of Jen’s Silk Poems project, conducted in conjunction with Tufts’ University’s Silk Lab. The project premiered at MASSMoCA in a yearlong exhibition and includes […]

Lee published in ‘Photographies’ Journal

Jung Joon Lee (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) was published in the August 2017 issue of photographies. Lee’s article, 1984 A Camptown Story, examines Kim Yongt’ae’s photocollage, DMZ, which consists of photo-portraits he acquired from commercial photo studios in U.S. military camptowns in South Korea. While discussions on ‘found’ photographs often center […]

Schiff Works on the Critique

Karen Schiff (Lecturer, Liberal Arts) recently gave a lecture, Abstraction in the Public Sphere, at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Schiff has also published an essay, Consideration (As An Antidote to Critique), in the anthology Beyond Critique: Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction. The essay began as a College […]