May 12th: Anna Weichselbraun

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By , May 6, 2011 11:58 am

Ph.D. Student
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Chicago

“Molecular Gastronomy or Modernist Cuisine: The Semiotic Mediation of Expertise
in the Innovative Restaurant”

Discussant: Jolie Nahigian

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
4:30 – 6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper is available by email request from the graduate student coordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@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, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

(Wednesday) May 11th: Paul Manning

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By , May 6, 2011 11:49 am

Associate Professor

Trent University

“The Soviet Uncola”

Presented by The Anthropology of Europe Workshop, CEREES (The University of
 Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies), and the 
Semiotics: Culture in Context Workshop.

*Please note special time and location*

Wednesday, May 11, 4:45-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 315

Reception to follow.

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, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@uchicago.edu).


April 26th: Patrick Eisenlohr

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By , April 21, 2011 4:05 pm

Professor of Anthropology
Department of Cultural Anthropology
Utrecht University

“Media authenticity and authority in Mauritius: On the mediality of language in religion”

Discussant: Elayne Oliphant

Tuesday, April 26th, 4:30 pm

Haskell Hall Mezz 102

*Note special location*

Refreshments will be served.

The paper is available by email request from the graduate student
coordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl
(cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

Please contact us if you believe you may need special assistance in attending
the workshop or you have other questions or concerns.

April 21st: Gregory Matoesian

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Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Gesture’s Community: Social Organization in Multimodal Conduct (or vice
versa)”

Discussant: Kaya Williams

Thursday, April 21, 2011
4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper is available by email request from the graduate student
coordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl
(cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

Please contact us if you believe you may need special assistance in attending
the workshop or you have other questions or concerns.

April 7th: Constantine V. Nakassis

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By , April 7, 2011 12:28 pm

Mellon Postdoctoral Instructor
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Chicago

“Brand Desires, Anxieties, Ignorances: Young Men’s Peer Groups and the
Aesthetics of Brandedness in Tamil Nadu, India”

Discussant: Sean Dowdy

Thursday, April 7, 2011
4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper is available by email request from the graduate student
coordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl
(cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

Please contact us if you believe you may need special assistance in attending
the workshop or you have other questions or concerns.

Spring 2011 quarter schedule

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By , April 7, 2011 12:21 pm

The Semiotics Workshop is pleased to announce our schedule for Spring Quarter 2011:

April 7th: Constantine V. Nakassis

Mellon Postdoctoral Instructor
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Chicago

“Brand Desires, Anxieties, Ignorances: Young Men’s Peer Groups and the
Aesthetics of Brandedness in Tamil Nadu, India”

Discussant: Sean Dowdy

April 21st: Greg Matoesian

Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Gesture’s Community: Social Organization in Multimodal Conduct”

Discussant: Kaya Williams

April 26th: Patrick Eisenlohr

Professor of Anthropology
Department of Cultural Anthropology
Utrecht University

Title: Media authenticity and authority in Mauritius: On the mediality of language in religion”
Haskell Hall Mezz 102

Discussant: Elayne Oliphant

(Wednesday) May 11th: Paul Manning

Associate Professor
Trent University

“The Soviet Uncola”

Presented by The Anthropology of Europe Workshop, CEREES (The University of
Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies), and the
Semiotics: Culture in Context Workshop.


May 12th: Anna Weichselbraun

PhD Student
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Chicago

“Molecular Gastronomy or Modernist Cuisine: The Semiotic Mediation of Expertise
in the Innovative Restaurant”

Discussant: Jolie Nahigian

May 26th: Stephen Kingsley Scott

Postdoctoral Instructor
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Chicago

“‘Hey, comadre!': Kinship tropes, cultural intimacies, and the mediation of
‘message’ in a Bolivian health network”

Discussant: Yaqub Hilal

June 9th: Luke Fleming

Instructor, Anthropology
Eckerd College

“Senseless Speech Acts: Unifying Malinowskian and Austinian Performativity”

Discussant: Britta Ingebretson

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, Amy McLachlan
(amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

The workshop meets from 4:30 to 6:00 in Haskell 101, unless otherwise noted.

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.

March 4th: E. Valentine Daniel

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By , March 2, 2011 5:22 pm

Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Keynote address: “The Lost Ur”

“The Limits of South Asia: The Eighth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference”

Discussants: Victor D’Avella (SALC) and Shunsuke Nozawa (Anthropology)

4:50 pm Swift Hall Common Room

The paper is available by email request from graduate student co-ordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

(For the full conference program visit: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sagsc/sagsc-viii)

Call for SLA Grad Paper Prize submissions: Deadline Mar 15

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By , March 2, 2011 5:14 pm

Reposted for the information of folks who may not be on the LINGANTH list:

A reminder that SLA is sponsoring a new event for the Graduate Student Paper Prize competition this year, with a workshop for finalists at the AAA meetings in Montreal.  The deadline for submission of papers is the middle of this month.

Grads, please submit your work and faculty, please alert your students!

Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition:  March 15 deadline

This year we will be conducting the SLA graduate student paper prize competition a little differently than in the past (note, the undergraduate student paper prize competition is not affected by this and will be announced as usual).  The SLA is calling for graduate students to submit papers to the section by March 15th; the winner and finalists will then be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored workshop at the 2011 AAA meetings in Montreal, along with two senior linguistic anthropologists (to be announced), to conduct a discussion based on the papers’ research results.  In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must have been either a graduate or undergraduate student in a degree-granting program when the paper was written; must be the sole author of the paper; and must submit the paper no more than two years after it was written. The paper must be an original work based on original research conducted by the author.  It will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, significance to the field, and substantive contribution.  The paper should be suitable for submission to the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology and must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, not including bibliography.  At the time of submission for this competition, the paper must not have been published or submitted for publication.

The paper must be submitted electronically in either .pdf or .doc format by the March 15 deadline.  It should be sent to Jillian Cavanaugh, SLA Member at Large (at the email below).  The cover sheet should include the title of the paper; the author’s name; the author’s email address; the author’s college or university affiliation; and the name of the faculty member who served as the student’s advisor with respect to the writing of the paper.

Please contact Jillian Cavanaugh with any questions: jcavanaugh (at) brooklyn (dot) cuny (dot) edu

February 17th: Elise Kramer

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By , February 10, 2011 5:51 pm

Phd Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Chicago

“The Caveman in the Mirror:  Barefoot Running, the Paleo Diet, and the Remasculinization of 21st-Century America”

Discussant: Ella Butler

A joint presentation with the U.S. Locations Workshop

Thursday, February 17th
4:30 – 6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101

Refreshments will be served.

The paper will be available by email request from the graduate student coordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

Please contact us if you believe you may need special assistance in attending the workshop or you have other questions or concerns.

Rescheduled to Feb 4th: Gretchen Bakke

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By , January 25, 2011 11:08 am

Anthropology, McGill University

Sections from the book Apropos of Nothing: Semblance and Self in Slovene Society (in progress), including: Ch. 2 “By the very cunning of the scene” and Ch. 3 “Človek, Človeka, Ljudi: A Local History of Twoness”.

Discussant: Natalja Czarnecki

*Please note change of time and location*

Due to the closure of University offices, this event has been rescheduled to:

Friday, Feb. 4th

3:00 – 4:30pm

Haskell Hall 315

Refreshments will be served.

The paper is available by email request from the graduate student coordinators, Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) and Chris Bloechl (cbloechl@uchicago.edu).

Please contact us if you believe you may need special assistance in attending the workshop or you have other questions or concerns.

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