Deming named Birkelund Fellow at American Academy in Berlin

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Richard Deming

Richard Deming, lecturer in English, has been named the 2012 John P. Birkelund Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

Deming is a poet and theorist whose work explores the intersections of poetry, philosophy, and visual culture. During his time at the academy, he will work on the completion of two books, “Everyday Domain: The Ordinary in Art, Film, Philosophy” and “Poetry: Day for Night.” The first aims to reveal the ongoing “philosophicality, interpretation, and imagination that are experienced in the ordinary and everyday.” For his second book, Deming will compile a collection of poems that raise the questions central to discovering what we are doing when we attempt to express self’s relationship to others through language and visual metaphors.

The American Academy in Berlin is a private, non-profit center for German-American cultural exchange. Its fellowship program promotes advanced research in a variety of academic, cultural, and political affairs.

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