Colloquium Series Fall 2005

 

 

Monday, September 26 Matti Bunzl Anthropology, UIUC: “Were We Wrong? Rethinking the Postmodern Paradigm”
Respondent:

Manisha Desai, Sociology
Karen Kelsky, EALC/Anthropology

Background Reading:

James Clifford, "Introduction: Partial Truths." In James Clifford & George Marcus, eds., Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986), pp. 1-26.

Lila Abu-Lughod, "Writing Against Culture." In Richard Fox, ed., Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present (Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1991), pp. 137-162.

Time and Place: 8 pm, Levis Faculty Center
Saturday, October 8

CONFERENCE: "Rethinking Secularism in the Age of Belief"

With:
Dwight McBride, African American Studies, Northwestern University
Saba Mahmood, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Gauri Viswanathan, English, Columbia University
Michael Warner, English, Rutgers University

Co-sponsored with the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

 
Time and Place 10 am - 6 pm, Levis Faculty Center
Monday, October 17

Joel Pfister

English, Wesleyan University: “Conquest Theory: Mark Twain on the Americanization Racket"

Respondent:

Bruce Michelson, English
Naomi Reed, English

Background Reading:

TBA

Time and Place 8 pm, Levis Faculty Center, Music Room
Monday, October 24

Jane Gallop

Distinguished Professor of English, University of Wisconsin Milwaulkee: "The Ethics of Close Reading"

   
Background Reading:

"The Ethics of Reading: Close Encounters," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Vol. 16, no. 3 (Fall 2000).

"Making the 'One' Impossible." (unpublished manuscript)

Time and Place 8 pm, Krannert Art Museum Room 62
Monday, November 28

Debbie Hawhee

Speech Communication & English, UIUC: “Kenneth Burke, Mysticism, and the Body”

Respondent: Julia Walker, English
Background Reading:

TBA

Time and Place 8 pm, Levis Faculty Center