“The topic of the book is, the thing that were the works of art of the old world and how could they become?” Frampton says.
She is presently centered around the new book project during the 2019-20 scholarly year as the beneficiary of the Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellowship at the Warburg Institute in London, a main community for the investigation of social and scholarly history. For her grant and instructing, Frampton was granted residency at MIT in 2019.
Frampton’s insightful interest in concentrating on the works of art has many sources, one of which circles back to MIT. Her dad, John Frampton, was a mathematician at Northeastern University in Boston who made a midcareer move into semantics, regularly working with MIT researchers in the field.
“He was a normal in the semantics division at MIT through my whole youth,” Frampton relates, adding: “Supper discussion was consistently: Can you say, ‘Mary the ball kicked?’ or do you need to say, ‘Mary kicked the ball?’ … That was the climate where I grew up, and that was truly essential to me.”
That interest in dialects incited Frampton to take Latin while an optional school understudy — her initially supported openness to antiquated composition. Simultaneously, Frampton describes, “I was consistently a peruser and consistently adored writing.” At the University of Chicago, she studied similar writing and composed a senior proposal analyzing mysterious authenticity underway of Ovid and in Latin American fiction of the 1960s.
Frampton moved to Harvard University’s PhD program in relative writing, where a portion of her courses elevated her advantage in the material culture of composing.
She procured her PhD in 2011, in the wake of finishing her exposition, “Toward a Media History of Writing in Ancient Italy,” which comprised of four discrete investigations arranging writing in the actual world. A portion of this material became fundamental to “Domain of Letters.” For example, the artist Lucretius’ “On the Nature of Things,” from around 55 B.C.E., puts forth the defense for atomism, the thought that the world and universe were made up from minuscule bits of issue, not four fundamental components.