Posts Tagged ‘Department of Literary Arts and Studies’

Highfield: Food as Archive

  Jonathan Highfield (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) presented a talk, entitled All Yesterday’s Meals: Food as Archive at the International Symposium on Food Studies: Transnational Conversations at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, 22-23 July 2016. Highfield’s paper focused on maize in Southern Africa, and connected the Southern African dish known as ‘samp’ to […]

Chief Critic, Faculty Fellow and Global grants announced

RISD Faculty Fellow: Congratulations to Paolo Cardini, who has been named the Global Faculty Fellow at RISD for AY2016-2017. As the fellow, Paolo Cardini will spend a part of the academic year developing a Global Futures Lab within the RISD Global space where he will work with RISD students to develop discursive design projects that […]

Sherman in the 16th century

  With the assistance of the Academic Affairs Conference Fund, Mark Sherman (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia to attend the annual Sixteenth-Century Society Conference held at the Sheraton/Wall Conference Center, where he presented a paper on his sabbatical-year’s work on Edmund Spenser and Giordano Bruno.  The essay, titled The Ethics of Infinity: […]

Horan on Euripides’ Bacchae

Jennifer Horan (Lecturer, Literary Arts & Studies) will present a conference paper at New Castle University, Newcastle, England, in early July. The paper, “Choral Ends of the City: a Reading of Euripides’ Bacchae,” discusses how the chorus of Euripides’s Bacchae can be a focal point for thinking about utopia and the ends of the city. Composed […]

Professional Development Fund grants awarded

The Professional Development Fund Committee met mid-April to review project proposals submitted for its Spring 2015 funding cycle. The Committee is pleased to announce the following awards to: Silvia Acosta (ARCH) – drawing and writing spatial concepts, islands of Seto, Sea of Japan Eric Anderson (HAVC) – book project The Media of Objects: Design and Culture in Nineteenth-Century […]

Barbeito nominated for Greece’s National Book Award

Patricia Felisa Barbeito (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) has been nominated for Greece’s National Book Award in the category of Translation for her translation of Elias Maglinis’s novel, The Interrogation (Birmingham Modern Greek Translation, 2013). Heralded as groundbreaking in Greece when first published in 2008, Elias Maglinis’s Η ανάκριση (The Interrogation) boldly focuses on the […]

RISD Global Faculty Fellow named

Congratulations to Avishek Ganguly (Assistant Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) who has been named the first RISD Global Faculty Fellow, for AY 2015-16. The RISD Global Faculty Fellowship program is designed to facilitate full-time faculty members from across disciplines in research, teaching, social justice and public engagement that focus on, and question, the intersections between […]

Hoyle solo performance @ AS220

A solo theatre performance by critically acclaimed actor/playwright Dan Hoyle is planned for Wednesday, March 11,  in connection with Avishek Ganguly’s (Assistant Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) ongoing “Performance Studies” course, funded by the Turner Theatrical and Performance Design Fund. The performance will take place at the Black Box Theatre at AS220 in downtown Providence. […]

Faculty Biennial includes Faculty Forum programs

Faculty Forum This year, the Museum offers an expanded opportunity for RISD faculty to share their works of art and design in theFaculty Biennial exhibition or present their research and expertise as teaching artists in a Faculty Forum. In this new forum, faculty members offer discussions, readings, papers, and performances—creating an exciting platform for public […]