2012 Autumn Quarter Theme & Schedule

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By , September 28, 2012 10:26 am

The Semiotics Workshop is pleased to announce our Autumn Quarter theme:

“Semiotic Creativity/Expertise”

(Ethno)metapragmatics allow us to enshrine (meta)semiotic forms in institutions and hierarchies.  The papers presented this quarter will address the expertise created by such canonicalization and the modalities of creativity that emerge as a result of the tensions inherent to such restriction.

Schedule:

October 11: “Speaking for the Voiceless: Metaphors of Power and Agency in American Political Discourse”

Elise Kramer

PhD Candidate, Anthropology

University of Chicago

Discussant: Averill Leslie

October 25: “Representations of Meaning by ‘Amr b. Bahr al-Jahiz”

David Larsen

Master Teacher, Liberal Studies

New York University

Discussant: Yaqub Hilal

November 8: “‘We are not Labor’: The Hazards of Training in the Indian Construction Sector”

Adam Sargent

PhD Candidate, Anthropology

University of Chicago

Discussant: Julia Kowalski

November 29: “The transitivity and intransitivity of ‘la pensée’ in a radical French philosophy department”

Eli Thorkelson

PhD Candidate, Anthropology

University of Chicago

Discussant: Jan Schutte

 

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