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Stuart Kendall

Stuart Kendall

Visiting & Adjunct Faculty
Lecturer
Design

About

Stuart Kendall is a writer, editor, and translator working at the intersections of modern and contemporary poetics, visual culture, ecology, and design. His books include The Ends of Art and Design, Georges Bataille, and eleven volumes of translations of poetry, philosophy, and visual and cultural criticism. His edited or co-edited works include Clayton Eshleman: The Whole Art, Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy, and a special issue of Boom: A Journal of California devoted to contemporary California design. Jerome Rothenberg praised his version of the Mesopotamian Gilgamesh poems as the “exemplary version for our time.” Stuart has degrees in philosophy, comparative religious studies, and comparative literature. He has taught at SUNY Stony Brook, Boston University, Stanford University, and the California College of the Arts and given lectures at colleges, universities, conferences, and colloquia around the United States. Stuart is currently the President of the Design Studies Forum, a College Art Association Affiliated Society that promotes the study of design history, theory and practice. He lives in Oakland and teaches in the graduate design program at the California College of the Arts.