Jean Borgatti (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently presented a paper at the 2017 African Studies Conference held in Chicago. The paper focused on the history and sources memorial masquerades of Edo-speaking people living in Nigeria, Tall Ghosts, that returned annually to dance with their living kin and affirmed community solidarity and […]
Posts Tagged ‘Liberal Arts’
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy, + the Social Sciences) has been invited to contribute an essay on everyday aesthetics to the fourth edition of Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, which was recently published by Routledge.
Yuriko Saito’s, Japanese Gardens: the Art of Improving Nature, is included in Japanese Environmental Philosophy, recently published by Oxford University Press edited by J. Baird Callicott and James McRae. Saito was invited to contribute a revised version of her original essay that first […]
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) was recently invited to speak at a symposium on The Aesthetics of Perfection and Imperfection held at The University of Tokyo. Saito’s presentation was entitled, The Role of Imperfection in Everyday Aesthetics, it explored the aesthetic, moral, social, political, and environmental value of developing a positive aesthetic […]
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) was invited to contribute an essay entitled, Letting Objects Speak: Beauty in the Japanese Artistic Tradition, in a newly released anthology on aesthetics Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty: Cross-Cultural Perspectives published by Springer.
Avishek Ganguly (Assistant Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) recently began his 10-month term as a Fellow at the International Research Center at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. During the period of his fellowship Ganguly will work on his book manuscript ‘Polyglot Performances: Translation and the Post-Monolingual Stage’. This comparative project offers new ways of […]
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) gave a presentation entitled Everyday Aesthetics and the Beauty of Artifacts at the symposium Aesthetic Pleasure in Design held at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. The symposium was the capstone event for a multi-year project on Unified Model of Aesthetics (UMA) which included the production of […]
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) is one of the 16 authors published in a new edited anthology entitled Body Aesthetics, which was recently published by Oxford University Press. Saito’s article is entitled Body Aesthetics and the Cultivation of Moral Virtues. In the piece she examines how the moral worth of one’s action is determined not […]
Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) has had excerpts from her book, Not a in Paradise, featured in Best European Fiction 2017 published by Dalkey Archive Press. This annual publication presents one author per country and seeks to highlight the best prose writing happening across the continent. Not as in Paradise is a collection […]
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy, + the Social Sciences) was invited to speak at the End of Summer Program hosted at Yale Union, Portland, OR. This program invites 7 young artists from Japan to be artists-in-residence at Yale Union for one month in August. Saito discussed the serious consequences, whether environmental, social, or political, of […]