Anthropology and Literature: A Workshop

Join us from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m, March 30 in Mergenthaler 439 for a workshop on anthropology and literature. The event features three panels, a reading, and lunch and refreshments. Please RSVP to jhuanthroworkshop@gmail.com or just join us there.

Opening Remarks
Veena Das
10-10:30 a.m.

Panel One
10:30-11:45

“Averroes’ Search: On the Moral Dimensions of the Tragic”
Fouad Halbouni, Johns Hopkins University

“With Krieza from Day to Day”
Ana Miljanić, Columbia University

Coffee Break
11:45-noon

Panel Two
noon-1:15 p.m.

“Reading into Diagnosis”
Sarah Roth, Johns Hopkins University

“Wounding Colors: Sensorial Memory and the Fragility of Kinship in Morrison’s Beloved”
Anna Wherry, Johns Hopkins University

Lunch
1:15-2:30

Panel Three
2:30-3:45

“How to Read Ethnography or: Reading Culture”
Victor Kumar, Johns Hopkins University

“‘Making the Strange Familiar, and the Familiar Strange’:
Teaching Americanah in the Anthropology Classroom”
Hosna Sheikholeslami, Denison College

Reading
“The World at Hand: Between Scientific and Literary Inquiry”
Anand Pandian
3:45-4:30

Closing Remarks
4:30-4:45