By , January 6, 2014 9:16 pm

The Semiotics Workshop is pleased to announce its 2014 Winter Quarter Theme
and Schedule:

“Remote Presence”

Building on the Autumn Quarter, Winter Quarter will focus on how contextuallydisjointed, displaced, and distanced forces are felt in immediate interactional contexts. Again, the question of mediation is at play, but this quarter we intend to focus on affective and pragmatic impacts from without the here-and-now, experienced by means of mediating technical, embodied, citational, and ritual practices. The distance bridged could be geographical, sociocultural, interpersonal, or along a ‘cosmic axis.’

Schedule:

January 16th – “Made in China Greece:” Competitiveness, cynicism, and brand ‘Greekness’”
Tracey Rosen
PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Univ. of Chicago

January 31st (Friday) – TBA
Britta Ingebretson
PhD Candidate, Anthropology & Linguistics
Univ. of Chicago
Joint meeting with Language Variation and Change

February 6th – “Musicians and neoliberal entrepreneurialism in Pernambuco, Brazil”
Falina Enriquez
PhD Candidate,
Anthropology
Univ. of Chicago

February 20th  – “Channeling the foreign: Khasi modes of representation inBangladesh”
Matthew Rich
PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Univ. of Chicago

March 6th – “Specters of Royalty, Spectacles of Purity: Governing SocialBoundaries in Post-War Sri Lanka”
Eva Ambos
PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany

March 14th – TBA
Robin Queen
Associate Professor, Linguistics
Univ. of Michigan
Joint meeting with Language Variation and Change

March 20th – “Structural differentiation and the poetics of violence shaping Barack Obama’s presidency: A study in personhood, literacy, and the improvisation of African-American publics”
Jennifer Jackson
Professor, Anthropology
UCLA

The workshop welcomes participants from any discipline with an interest in engaging a semiotic framework for analysis. Papers are available by
email request from our graduate student coordinators, Angelica Felice (afelice@uchicago.edu) and Giovanni Ricci (grg@uchicago.edu).

If you believe you may need special assistance in attending the workshop or you have other questions or concerns, please contact the graduate student coordinators, Angelica Felice (afelice@uchicago.edu) and Giovanni Ricci (grg@uchicago.edu).

Refreshments will be served at the workshop.

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