Posts Tagged ‘Liberal Arts’

Saito Publishes Essays

Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) contributed two essays, Introduction and Bodily Aesthetics and the Cultivation of Moral Virtues, in New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics, recently published by Lexington Books. Additionally, Saito was appointed as the Editor of an online journal, Contemporary Aesthetics, for which she has served as Associate Editor for […]

Borgatti Presents Paper on Research in Nigeria

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 […]

Saito Publishes on the Japanese Garden

                          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 […]

Saito delivers a talk at The University of Tokyo

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 […]

Ganguly Begins Fellowship in Berlin

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 […]

Saito Presents at Aesthetic Pleasure Symposium

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 […]

Saito’s Article on Body Aesthetics is Published.

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 […]