Fourth Annual Conference on Semiotic Anthropology, April 28-29, 2017  

 

2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 

FRIDAY, April 28

 

9:00 – 9:30 am   Coffee and light breakfast

 

PANEL: Community

 

9:30 – 10:00 am
Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Yale University
Catachresis, body/speech, and curses in Burmese social movements

 

10:00 – 10:30 am
Katherine Culver, University of Pennsylvania
The place of jury trials in the production of liberal community

10:30 – 11:00 am
Maria Sidorkina, Harvard University
Liquidate Anomie! Professional grading, literacy, and social solidarity

Discussant: Becky Schulthies, Rutgers University

PANEL: Authenticity

11:30 – 12:00 pm
Miranda Weinberg, University of Pennsylvania
Food talk: Constructing and contesting citizenship in Nepal

 

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Becky Schulthies, Rutgers University
Poisoning plants: Semiotic ideologies, speech organs, and Moroccan publics

 

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Marc Perlman, Brown University
Meta-ideologies of authorship in debates over plagiarism
Discussant: Katherine Culver, University of Pennsylvania

1:15 – 1:30 pm   Open Discussion

 

1:30 – 3:00 pm   Lunch

 

PANEL: Belonging

 

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Bina Brody, University of Pennsylvania
Black and white music: Code-switching and identity in musical performances of African immigrants in Tel-Aviv

 

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Mariam Durrani, Harvard University
(Im)mobility of Urdu-English mixing: Hybrid linguistic performative economies among Pakistani-origin youth

 

4:00 – 4:30 pm
Ahmed Y. AlMaazmi, Rutgers University
Mediating gendered conflict talk in an Emirati animated sitcom
Discussant: Marc Perlman, Brown University

 

4:45 – 5:00 pm    Open Discussion

 

6:00 pm   Dinner

SATURDAY, April 29

 

9:00 – 9:30 am    Coffee and light breakfast

 

PANEL: Emblems

 

9:30 – 10:00 am
Diego Arispe-Bazán, University of Pennsylvania
Colonial echoes: Semiotics of “Spanishness” in Lima, Peru

 

10:00 – 10:30 am
Shahrukh Khan, Harvard College
Language ideologies and sociolinguistic life in the Punjab

10:30 – 11:00 am
Kristina Nielsen, University of Pennsylvania
Neutral accent in call centers: a Standard English from the “outer circle”?
Discussant: Ferhan Tunagur, University of Pennsylvania

 

11:15 – 11:30 am    Coffee Break

PANEL: Sensoria

 

11:30 – 12:00 pm
Alex Warburton, Harvard University
Breath, Bodies, and Qualia of “openness” in American yoga

 

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Sarah Neterer, University of Pennsylvania
Sensing Soweto: The discourse gap in sensorial anthropology

 

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Ferhan Tunagur, University of Pennsylvania
Evidentiality in Turkish

 

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Greg Urban, University of Pennsylvania
Notes on the Circulation of Affect
Discussant: Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania

 

1:45 – 2:00 pm   Open discussion

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm   Lunch

 

PANEL: Imps

 

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania
The Imp in (Im)politeness

 

4:30 – 5:00 pm   Open discussion