We are pleased to report on several research awards given to French and Italian faculty members in recent months.
Vincent Bouchard received a New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities-New Currents award for the workshop “Media and Tertiary Memory,” to take place Oct. 6-7, 2017. The workshop will bring together scholars working across the Humanities to reflect upon the relationship between technologies and individual and cultural retention.
Marco Arnaudo received a New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship award for his project on “Narrative Trends in Analog Game Design.” According to his project description, Arnaudo’s study will examine the emergence of a trend of “story-rich, highly thematic games…that use rules and components to tell their stories,” an area which has not been previously systematically explored in academic research.
We are also pleased to report two fellowship awards from the College Arts and Humanities Institute.
Hall Bjørnstad received a fellowship in Spring 2017 for his project “The Crowning Example: Louis XIV and the Crisis of Royal Exemplarity,” which studies the dialectic of human creatureliness vs. royal glory in the age of the Sun King.
Nicolas Valazza received a CAHI/Kinsey Institute Fellowship for 2017-18 for his project, “La Poésie délivrée: Le livre en question du Parnasse au Symbolisme,” about clandestine modernist poetry characterized by transgressive love, pornography, and political dissidence.