Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Highfield’

Highfield Publishes Essay on ‘Food and Foodways’

Jonathan Highfield (Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) has recently published an essay entitled, Food and Foodways in African Narratives, which was published in the edited volume Décentrement et travail de la culture (Decentralization and the Work of Culture). The volume was edited by Sylvie Camet and published by Academia L’Hamattan. The essay came out of the colloquium, […]

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 […]

Highfield on “Myth and Doctor Who”

Jonathan Highfield (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) was part of a panel on “Myth and Doctor Who” at the International Popular Culture Association Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, 22 July – 24 July, 2015. His paper was entitled “Extinction, Global Warming, and Interspecies Gay Sex: Doctor Who, Humanity, and the Silurians.” The other members of the panel were Jon Mackley, University […]

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 […]

Highfield on violence in narratives of Africa

Jonathan Highfield (Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) presented a paper, ““‘My mother is dead. My father is dead’: Erasing violence and living on the mountain in K. Sello Duiker’s Thirteen Cents,” on the panel “Fractured Lands, Erased Voices: Violence in Narratives of Africa and the Diaspora,” at the 57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies […]

Unearthing Legacy – Highfield’s Dialogue Across the Diaspora

Students from Jonathan Highfield’s (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) class Dialogue Across the Diaspora: Haiti, South Africa, Art, and Narratives of Resistance will show works emerging from the class and their trip to South Africa. The show runs from January 23 through February 7 at the Red Eye Gallery, opening January 23 at 6:30 PM.

Highfield Course Journeying to Cape Town

“Dialogue Across the Diaspora,” a course taught by Jonathan Highfield (Professor, Literary Arts + Studies), centers around the idea of dialogue between Haiti and South Africa. The course will literally enact a dialogue between students at Rhode Island School of Design and students at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, running in conjunction with […]

Highfield Panel Participation on “Literature, Violence and the Environment in Africa”

Jonathan Highfield (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) presented a paper entitled “Hunger and Violence in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Basi and Company and Sozaboy” on the panel, “Literature, Violence and the Environment in Africa: a Research Frontier” at the 2012 African Studies Conference in Philadelphia, November 30, 2012. The African Studies Association was established in 1957 to […]

Highfield's "Imagined Topographies" Published

International academic publisher Peter Lang has published Jonathan Highfield’s (Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) new book “Imagined Topographies:  From Colonial Resource to Postcolonial  Homeland”. Synopsis One important legacy of colonialism is the separation of a culture from the land upon which its people live. Populations are displaced; topographical objects are renamed, and the land becomes […]