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'Those Savages – That's Us': Textual Anthropology

Monday, 30 September 2019, 10 – 11am

'Those  Savages  - That's Us': Textual Anthropology

A discussion led by Honorary Professor Anthony Tatlow as part of the School of Creative Arts Research Forum.

This is an introduction to a project which discusses anthropological perspectives in Geertz, Lévi-Strauss and Derrida and re-reads well-known texts by Columbus, Gauguin, Picasso, Racine, Brecht, Artaud, Gao Xingjian, Beckett and Synge and others in the context of identity construction.

The talk shows how an anthropological text, ostensibly describing an objective other, reveals its writers and readers to themselves. It mostly describes Malinowski’s extraordinary work with a brief look at Conrad, because of the compatibility of their seemingly different positions.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Dr Ruth Barton

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