Posts Tagged ‘Literary Arts & Studies’

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 […]

Kosmider’s “TransJourney” on HuffPost

Alexia Kosmider (Senior Lecturer, Literary Arts + Studies) was featured on the Huffington Post, as her new documentary TransJourney premieres at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. TransJourney follows Sandra on her cross-country journey to share in the life of her child, formerly her son, now her “new” daughter Annabelle. TransJourney explores three women’s personal journeys […]

RISD 2050 Fund recipients selected

Congratulations to the recipients of the second cycle of awards from the RISD 2050 Fund! Mairéad Byrne (Professor, Literary Arts & Studies) for Writing +, a new graduate course for Fall 2014 focusing on the making of imaginary and imaginative models for writing. The course will include a speaker series open to the RISD community […]

“Chaucer and Spenser” with Sherman

In July Mark Sherman (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) will present at the University of Bristol, U.K., conference “Dan Geffrey with the Prince of Poets: Reading and Rereading Chaucer and Spenser.” The paper, “Political Theology and Romance Topography: What Spenser Really Did to the Franklin’s Tale,” argues that the specific way in which Chaucer’s poetics […]

Turner Award recipients announced

Congratulations to the 2015 Turner Award recipients: Angela Dufresne (Painting) and Jane South (Critic, Sculpture) will collaborate on the course Tableaux and/of Performativity in the fall semester. In the spring Avishek Ganguly (Literary Arts + Studies) will lead the seminar on Performance Studies: An Introduction. The Robert Turner Theatrical and Performance Design Fund at RISD […]