Posts Tagged ‘Literary Arts & Studies’

Kosmider Wins Screenplay Award

Alexia Kosmider (Senior Lecturer, Literary Arts + Studies) recently won first prize in the James L. Seavor LGBTQ Screenplay Competition Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for her script, Small Steps in Black Birkenstocks, which was co-authored with Marianne Messinawon. The screenplay focuses on Lori, an older lesbian, who after losing her life partner tries […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ford | “Woman, Unnamed”

The opening of Woman, Unnamed a solo exhibit ​of the work of Claudia Ford (Lecturer, HPSS and LAS)​ The Bridge Center Gallery Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI Opening Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Exhibition runs November 10 – December 15, 2015 The Bridge Center hours: 8:30am – 8pm Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm […]

Ganguly with Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Avishek Ganguly (Assistant Professor, Literary Arts & Studies) recently participated in a literary event at the French American School, Providence, R.I. On Friday September 25, the French American School hosted a literary discussion with visiting Congolese writer, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, author of Tram 83. The discussion of the author’s work was led by French American School […]

Kosmider documentary screenings

Alexia Kosmider’s (Senior Lecturer, Literary Arts & Studies) documentary, TransJourney, is being screened at the 2015 Gender Odyssey Conference, an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and and gender nonconforming people. The conference is in Seattle, August 20-23. TransJourney was also accepted into Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival September 17-20, 2015. […]

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 […]

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 […]