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May 8, 2024 | 01:49 pm

Musical documentary with Rochester roots gets a Pulitzer Prize nod

Paper Pianos, a live-performance musical documentary written and co-created by the International Theatre Program’s Nigel Maister, tells the story of an Afghan musician and refugee Milad Yousufi.

topics: alumni, awards, Department of English, Eastman School of Music, Humanities Center, International Theatre Program, Nigel Maister, School of Arts and Sciences,
The Arts
February 20, 2024 | 12:04 pm

The work of horror films

A collection of essays coedited by Jason Middleton explores the “monster” of late capitalism lurking in modern American horror films.

topics: Department of English, Film and Media Studies Program, Jason Middleton, Joel Burges, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences,
The Arts
February 20, 2024 | 07:56 am

A poet’s meditation on loss, light, and legacy

Still Falling, English professor Jennifer Grotz’s fourth collection of poems, illuminates the connection between art and time.

topics: Department of English, Jennifer Grotz, literature, School of Arts and Sciences,
The Arts
December 12, 2023 | 08:42 am

Provoking and coping through light verse

Rochester English instructor ‘explores the lighter side of dark times’ with her latest collection of poems.

topics: Department of English, featured-post-side, literature, Melissa Balmain, School of Arts and Sciences,
The Arts
October 6, 2023 | 09:42 am

How Nobel Prize–winning author Jon Fosse was found in translation

Open Letter’s Chad Post on discovering the Norwegian author for English audiences—and the importance of foreign translation presses today.

topics: Chad Post, Department of English, featured-post-side, literary translation, literature, Open Letter, School of Arts and Sciences,
The Arts
September 30, 2023 | 01:02 pm

The ‘first English language trans novel,’ adapted for stage

The International Theatre program’s production of Orlando promises “a wild ride” and a serious reflection on the fluidity of identity.

topics: Bette London, Department of English, featured-post-side, International Theatre Program, Nigel Maister, performing arts, School of Arts and Sciences,
The Arts
May 17, 2023 | 09:57 am

Digital Media Studies and the Memorial Art Gallery team up in digital equity project

With a Museum Initiative grant, a joint project of Verizon and NYC Media Lab, the Memorial Art Gallery and recent digital media studies graduates team up to expand the museum’s digital reach.

topics: community engagement, Department of Art and Art History, featured-post-side, Memorial Art Gallery, School of Arts and Sciences, Stephanie Ashenfelder, Undergraduate Program in Digital Media Studies,
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