Schedule, Fall 2020
Time: Thursdays at 10.15-12.00 Venue: Campus Engelska parken, room ENG 3-2028 The seminars are conducted in English. For more information and readings, contact email@example.com Previous seminar series: Schedule, spring 2016 Schedule, fall 2016 Schedule, spring 2017 Schedule, fall 2017 Schedule, spring 2018 Schedule, fall 2018 Schedule, spring 2019 Schedule, fall 2019 Schedule, spring 2020
Thursday September 17, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Thursday September 24, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Theme: COINCIDENCE, 1st seminar. Readings TBA.
[Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology] Wednesday September 30, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Final review of Kristian Sandbekk Norsted’s dissertation manuscript. Invited examiner TBA.
Thursday October 8, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Responding through design. Personal reflections on vulnerability
Martín Ávila is a designer, researcher and Professor of Design at Konstfack (the School of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm, Sweden. Martin obtained a PhD in design from HDK (School of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The PhD work (Devices. On Hospitality, Hostility and Design), was awarded the 2012 prize for design research by The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education. His postdoctoral project Symbiotic tactics (2013-2016) has been the first of its kind to be financed by the Swedish Research Council. Martin’s research is design-driven and addresses forms of interspecies cohabitation. See also www.martinavila.com
Thursday October 22, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
[Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology] Wednesday October 28, time and venue TBA
Final review of Adelaida Caballero’s dissertation manuscript. Invited examiner TBA.
[Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology] Wednesday November 4, time and venue TBA
Final review of Mirko Pasquini’s dissertation manuscript. Invited examiner TBA.
Thursday November 5, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Theme: COINCIDENCE, 2nd seminar. Readings TBA.
[The higher seminar in Rhetoric] Tuesday November 17, at 14.15-17.00, at the Department of Literature
Karl Ekeman defends his Licentiate thesis.
Thursday November 12, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed, researcher at Department of Literature, Uppsala U. Seminar title TBA.
Thursday November 19, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Fear, anger and desire: Affect and the interactional intricacies of rape humor on a live podcast
Rickard Jonsson & Anna Gradin Franzén.
The aim of this prestation is twofold. Firstly, we present our thoughts on a research project, in the process of getting started, called Humor på allvar, where we investigate humor practices in educational settings. Here, a point of depature is to treat jokes, laughter and unlaughter as highly ambivalent practices that are deeply connected to social order (Billig, 2005). Secondly we will exemplify this point with a specific case of aggressive and sexist humor, enacted in an infamous episode of a Swedish podcast, that evoked strong public criticism and condemnation due to its rape humor. We illuminate the humor employed in the pod cast in terms of affect, desire and repression, and how taboo-breaking humor practices arouse both pleasure and fear among the pod cast participants.
Thursday December 3, at 10.15-12.00, room 2-2028
Theme: COINCIDENCE, 3rd seminar. Readings TBA.
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