Department of Anthropology

Ritual Speech and Subjectivity Workshop

Thu, October 14, 2010 | UNB 3.116

9:30 AM

César Núñez,
César Núñez, "Nahual," 2008

Student Union Governor's Room
14-16 October 2010
Thursday 9:30-6:45
Friday 9:30-5:45
Saturday 9:30-12:00

This workshop will take a comparative approach to look at a wide range of phenomena centered on ritual speech. Presentations will describe ritual speech events from geographically diverse locations ranging from Siberia to Africa to Central and South America. Our hope is to open a theoretically and empirically informed discussion of the social, cultural and linguistic bases of the ritualized word.

The workshop will incorporate presentations by internationally recognized scholars oflanguage and ritual. Participants will include Ellen Basso (UA-Tucson), Julien Bonhomme (Musée du Quai Branly), Hilaria Cruz (UT-Austin), Pierre Déléage (LASParis), Greg Finley (UC-Berkeley), William Hanks (UC-Berkeley), Jonathan Hill (SIUCIllinois), Danny Law (UT-Austin), Tommaso Montagnani (EHESS-Paris), Carlo Severi (LAS-Paris), Charles Stepanoff (EPHE-Paris) and Margarita Valdovinos (UT-Austin).

Download the program (PDF).

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Sponsored by:

C.B. Smith Centennial Chair in US-Mexican Relation
(Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin)
Research group Anthropologie de l’art: création, rituel, mémoire
(directed by Carlo Severi- Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale, France)

Special thanks to:
Randy L. Diehl, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (UT Austin)
Department of Anthropology (UT Austin)
Department of Linguistics (UT Austin)
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (UT Austin)
Musée du Quai Branly, France

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