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 […]
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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 […]
Daniel Cavicchi (Dean, Liberal Arts) was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, starting June 2016. The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. Find more information on the Rhode […]
Paola Dematté (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) was published in the latest edition of the Art Bulletin. Her extended essay entitled A Confucian Education for Europeans addresses issues of transculturation and hybridity in 18th century Sino-European artistic exchange.