Upcoming Symposium: Living Structuralism/Le structuralisme vif

Living Structuralism

Living Structuralism

We are honoured to host Philippe Descola, Chair in the Anthropology of Nature at the Collège de France, and Jane Guyer, George Armstrong Kelly Professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University, for a one day symposium at the University of Toronto Scarborough on the subject of the continuing relevance and influence of structuralism.

Prof. Descola’s lecture is entitled: “Transformation transformed”. And Prof. Guyer’s lecture is entitled “Shape-shifting and Thinking Within Transitions: Reflections from Classic Sources.”

To respond to Prof. Descola’s lecture, we are privileged to have Michael Lambek, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto, and Christopher Ball, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame. Responding to Prof. Guyer’s lecture, we are grateful to have Janice Boddy, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto, and Ato Quayson, Professor of English Literature and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto.

The symposium will be held in the Arts and Administration Building at UTSC, in Room AA160.

Here is a schedule for the symposium’s (draft) program:

Morning

9:30                 Arrival

10:00               Michael Silverstein, Introduction

Philippe Descola, “Transformation Transformed”

11:10               Coffee

11:20               Responses from Michael Lambek & Chris Ball
Discussion

Lunch

Afternoon

2:00                 Christopher Ball, Introduction
Jane Guyer, “Shape-shifting and Thinking Within Transitions: Reflections from Classic Sources”

3:10                 Coffee

3:20                 Responses from Janice Boddy & Ato Quayson

Discussion

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