Liberal Arts Brown Bag Cocktail Hour | In Conversation with Yuriko Saito + Dan Cavicchi
Friday, April 24, 2020
The Liberal Arts Division will explore the joy, trials and tribulations of doing different kinds of research. Join us as we bring into conversation two of our most distinguished senior scholars: Professor Yuriko Saito and Vice Provost Dan Cavicchi.
Both Yuriko and Dan have published multiple award winning books. We will be discussing the inspiration for their research, their writing practices and the ways in which they do desk research and explore archives online.
Bring a drink and zoom in through the invite below for more convivial chat and low stakes banter about the pleasures and pain of writing and doing research.
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Yuriko Saito + Daniel Cavicchi
Yuriko Saito is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy. She taught classes at RISD on ecological responsibility in art and design, Japanese aesthetics, everyday aesthetics and philosophy of nature. Her Everyday Aesthetics was published by Oxford University Press (2008, paperback edition 2010), followed by Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making (Oxford University Press, 2017, paperback edition forthcoming). The latter was awarded the outstanding monograph prize by the American Society for Aesthetics.
Daniel Cavicchi is a cultural historian whose research and teaching explores the role of the arts in the everyday lives of Americans. His books include Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum; Tramps Like Us: Music and Meaning Among Springsteen Fans; and My Music: Explorations of Music in Daily Life, with Charles Keil and Susan D. Crafts
Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum won the 2012 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award as well as the Peter C. Rollins Book Prize from the Northeast Popular Culture Association