Rupert Stasch – Nov. 5

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By , October 31, 2009 1:57 pm

“The Paradise of the Other’s Material Life in “Tribal Tourism” Encounters: Tourist Wealth and Korowai Purity”

Rupert Stasch
Associate Professor, Anthropology, UC San Diego

Thursday, November 5th
4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall, Room 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper is available by request from the graduate student coordinators. For a copy, please email Bill Feeney (wfeeney@uchicago.edu) or Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu).

Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance, please contact one of the above coordinators in advance.

William Murphy – October 22nd

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By , October 16, 2009 3:01 pm

“Rape and Reported Speech: Language of Sexual Violence in the Civil Wars of Liberia and Sierra Leone”

William Murphy
Lecturer, Anthropology, Northwestern University

Thursday, October 22nd
4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall, Room 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper is available by request from the graduate student coordinators. For a copy, please email Bill Feeney (wfeeney@uchicago.edu) or Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu).

Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance, please contact one of the above coordinators in advance.

Fall 2009 Schedule

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By , October 5, 2009 12:35 pm

The Semiotics Workshop is pleased to announce its Fall 2009 schedule:


Thursday, October 8th, Benjamin Smith

Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

“Of Marbles and (little) Men: Bad Luck, Aymara Boyhood and Masculine Identification”


Thursday, October 15th, Elizabeth Spreng

(Co-sponsored with the Anthropology of Europe Workshop)

Semiotic Contradictions of Bilingual “Mish-Mash” in Eastern Germany: Identity, Temporality, and Standard Language Ideology


Thursday, October 22nd, William Murphy

Lecturer, Anthropology, Northwestern University

“Rape and Reported Speech:  Language of Sexual Violence in the Civil Wars of Liberia and Sierra Leone”


Thursday, November 5th, Rupert Stasch

Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of California at San Diego

“The Paradise of the Other’s Material Life in ‘Tribal Tourism’ Encounters: Tourist Wealth and Korowai Purity”


Thursday, November 12th, Eitan Wilf

Anthropology, University of Chicago

“‘Improvisation is just like Speaking!': Language/Music Ideologies and the Avoidance of Institutional Accountability in Post-Secondary Jazz Education”


Thursday, November 19th, Jim Goss

Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

“The Purpose of Poetics in Schizophrenic Discourse Production: Excessive Etomologizing and Repetition in Speech and Gesture”



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