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Creating communal spaces through public art

Creating communal spaces through public art

August 3, 2017

As part of the Take Five Scholars Program, Madison Carter ’18 is researching how public art—such as murals, sculptures, even performance art—influences social interactions in the city of Rochester.

This summer, the English literature and environmental studies major is interning with Richard Margolis, a well-known area photographer who documents art, architecture, and landmarks, and then compiles them into searchable databases. Carter is contributing to the descriptions of each piece of public art, researching the stories associated with their creation, and contacting the artists themselves for their input. She is also identifying additional works of public art to include in the database. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

June 5, 2017

Poet Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English, has been named the next director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. She is the first woman to serve as director of the oldest American conference for writers.

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New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

May 16, 2017

Each academic year, Rochester faculty members publish books that advance scholarship and investigate questions of broad interest. New Reads offers a selection of some of their most recent work.

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Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

May 3, 2017

This spring’s production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child marks the first time that a student has directed a play for the International Theatre Program.

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Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

April 18, 2017

Professor James Longenbach’s next books—Earthling  and Lyric Knowledge—will soon be released. This National Poetry Month, Longenbach reminds us, “the best poems ever written constitute our future.”

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An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

April 13, 2017

The works of Romantic era poet and artist William Blake pervade modern writing, music, film and TV. The William Blake Archive, newly redesigned, has digitized nearly 7,000 images from Blake’s creations, making them more accessible than ever to scholars and fans.

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The future of the past

The future of the past

April 12, 2017

Trained as a scholar of medieval literature, Gregory Heyworth has become a “textual scientist.” He recovers the words and images of cultural heritage objects that have been lost, through damage and erasure, to time. To rescue them, he and collaborators on the aptly named Lazarus Project use a transportable multispectral imaging lab—the only one in the world—to make the undecipherable, and even the invisible, legible again.

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Opening a Window: a poet reflects on a monastic retreat

Opening a Window: a poet reflects on a monastic retreat

April 11, 2017

Poet Jennifer Grotz, just named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for poetry, reflects on place, inspiration, and the ‘vocabulary’ she found in a baroque French monastery.

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Jennifer Grotz receives Guggenheim fellowship for poetry

Jennifer Grotz receives Guggenheim fellowship for poetry

April 10, 2017

The author of four volumes of poetry, Grotz joins 20 other current Rochester faculty who have received Guggenheim Fellowships, which are among the most coveted academic awards.

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Anthony Hecht: A poet’s life, in letters

Anthony Hecht: A poet’s life, in letters

April 6, 2017

Pultizer Prize–winning poet Anthony Hecht was on the Rochester faculty for nearly two decades, arriving in 1967. Alumnus Jonathan Post ’76 (PhD) published Hecht’s correspondence in a book that sheds new light on his poetry.

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