Humanities Institute

"Writing Anthropology in the 20th Century: The French Case"

Mon, October 1, 2012 | SAC 2.302

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Part of the EU Center for Excellence Lecture Series in Anthropology featuring:
Vincent Debaene

Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University

In this talk, Prof. Vincent Debaene will examine 20th-century French anthropology in a comparative perspective. He will delineate the complex and contradictory identity of an intellectual tradition which, since the 1920’s, has made claims to both scientific rigor and avant-garde literary experimentation. His goal is to bring into relief the cultural specificity of a French disciplinary practice so often considered untranslatable to anthropologists from the English-speaking world.

For further information please contact Dr. Sofian Merabet at

Sponsored by: European Studies, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of French and Italian, the Program in Comparative Literature, and the Humanities Institute.

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