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Program for Rhetoric Culture III: Social Relations and Religion

RHETORIC IN SOCIAL RELATIONS AND RELIGION

3 rd Rhetoric Culture Conference: 13. – 17. February 2005

(as of 08.02.2005)

 

PART I:

RHETORIC IN SOCIAL RELATIONS

 

FIRST DAY , Sunday, 13. February 2005

 

Morning session

General Theory

Chair:

Ivo Strecker (Mainz/Addis Ababa)

Discussants:

Nurit Bird-David (Haifa), David Zeitlyn (Kent), Anke Reichenbach (Leipzig),

Chris Gregory (Canberra)

9.30 - 10.00

Welcoming Address

 

10.00 – 10.45

Michael Herzfeld (Harvard) Convictions: Embodied Rhetorics of Earnest Belief

 

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.00

Jon Abbink (Amsterdam) Culture, Power and Rhetoric

 

12.00 – 12.45

Robert Hariman (Northwestern) The Rhetor ’ s Eye

 

12.45 – 14:30

Lunch Break

 

Afternoon session

The Rhetorical Formation of Kinship and Gender

 

Chair:

Michael Herzfeld (Harvard)

Discussants:

Jon Abbink (Amsterdam), Brigitte Mral (Oerebro), Asif Agha (Philadelphia)

 

14.30 – 15.15

Jean Lydall (Addis Ababa) Kinship: Mother and Child of Rhetoric

 

15.15 – 16.00

David Zeitlyn (Kent) Constituting Kin through Talk

 

16:00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15

Nurit Bird-David (Haifa) The Rhetorical Construction of Kinship Relations

 

17.15 – 18.00

Chris Gregory (Canberra) Singing about Lakshmi: Rhetorical Strategies of Men and Women

 

18.00 – 18.45

Vincenzo C. Bartoli (Rome) Rhetoricin Gender Relations

 


SECOND DAY, Monday, 14. February

 

Morning session

 

Rhetorical Modulations of Temper in Social Relations

Chair:

Stephen Tyler (Houston)

Discussants:

William Sax (Heidelberg), Megan Biesele (Austin), Vincenzo C. Bartoli (Rome)

 

9:00 – 9:45

Anke Reichenbach (Leipzig) Sweet Tongues: The Rhetoric of Politeness

 

9:45 – 10:30

Asif Agha (Philadelphia) Tropes of Slang

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.45

Susan du Mesnil de Rochemont (Karlsruhe) Swearing in Social Relations

 

11.45 – 12:30

Niko Besnier (Los Angeles) The Public Power of Gossip

 

12.30 – 14.30

Lunch Break

Afternoon session

 

14.30 – 15.00

Anna-Maria Brandstetter and students (Mainz) Presentation of Exhibition on Social Relations and Religion

 

Chiasmus in Social Relations

Chair:

Andreas Eshet é (Addis Ababa)

15.00 – 15.30

Anthony Paul (Amsterdam) When Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair: Lessons from Macbeth

 

15.30 – 16.00

Boris Wiseman (Durham) L é vi-Strauss, Chiasmus and the Ethnographic Journey

 

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 16.45

Stephen Tyler (Rice) Picturing Chiasmus

 

16.45 – 17.00

Ivo Strecker (Mainz/Addis Ababa) I for You, and You for Me

 

17.00 – 17.45

General debate on chiasmus and culture

 

17.45 – 18.30

Michael Oppitz (Zurich) The Shaman's Rhetoric

 

18.30 – 20.30

Supper

 

SECOND DAY, Monday, 14. February

Evening Session

20.30 – 22.00

Round table discussion

CURSES, BLESSINGS, OATHS AND PROMISES:

LINKING THE SOCIAL AND THE RELIGIOUS

Chair: William Sax (Heidelberg) & Jean Lydall (Addis Ababa)

 

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THIRD DAY, Tuesday 15, February

PART II:

TOWARDS A RHETORICAL THEORY OF RELIGION

 

Morning session

General Theory

Chair:

Stephen D. O'Leary (Los Angeles)

Discussants:

Richard Werbner (Manchester), Annabelle Mooney (Cardiff), Stephen Tyler (Houston)

 

9:00 – 9.45

Philippe-Joseph Salazar (Cape Town/Paris) The Trope of Pontifex

 

9.45 – 10.15

Coffee Break

10.15 – 11.00

Ivo Strecker (Mainz/Addis Ababa) Rhetorical Foundations of Religion

 

11.00 – 11.45

Tuula Sakaranaho (Helsinki) Conceptualising Religion from a Rhetorical Perspective

 

11.45 – 12.30

Matthew Tomlinson ( Bowdoin) Religious Rhetoric

 

12.30 – 14.30

Lunch Break

 

Afternoon session

Ritual as Rhetorical Action

Chair:

Philippe-Joseph Salazar (Cape Town/Paris)

Discussants:

William Sax (Heidelberg), Jan Swearingen (College Station), Robin Shoaps ( Amherst)

 

14.30 – 15.15

Christian Meyer (Mainz) Rhetoric and Ritual Theory

 

15.15 – 16.00

Rupert Stasch (Reed) Figuration in Mourning as a Site of Culture's Temporality

 

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15

Richard Werbner (Manchester) Seance Reflections with Richard Werbner

 

17.15 – 18.00

Ulrich Demmer (Munich) Ritual and the Rhetoric of Moral Argumentation among the Jenu Kurumba (South India)

 


FOURTH DAY, Wednesday 16. February

 

Morning session

 

Rhetorical Inventiveness in Myth, Magic and Divination

Chair:

Jean DeBernardi (Edmonton),

Discussants:

Chris Gregory (Canberra), Philippe-Joseph Salazar (Cape Town), Tamar Gordon (Troy)

 

9.45 – 10.30

William Sax (Heidelberg) The Rhetoric of Cursing

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.45

Susanne Br ü chle (Mainz) Tropical Inventiveness in Divination

 

11.45 – 12.30

Thomas Hauschild (T ü bingen) Rhetoric, Myth and Technology

 

12.30 – 14.30

Lunch Break

 

Afternoon session

Rhetorics of Religious Movements

Chair:

Megan Biesele (Austin)

Discussants:

Richard Werbner (Manchester), Tuula Sakaranaho (Helsinki), Donal Carbaugh (Amherst)

 

14.30 – 15.15

Stephen D. O'Leary (Los Angeles) Cults, New Religions, and the Norms of Religious Rhetoric

 

15.15 – 16.00

Tamar Gordon (Troy) The Cultural Rhetoric of Proselytic Media

 

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15

Jean DeBernardi (Edmonton) The Persuasive Art of Syncretic Narrative:Chinese Genesis

 

17.15 – 18.00

Annabelle Mooney (Cardiff) Cults and Anti-Cult Rhetoric in Mainstream Culture


FIFTH DAY, Thursday 17. February

 

Morning Session

Rhetorics of Religious Movements (continued)

Chair:

Christian Meyer (Mainz/Dakar)

Discussants:

Robert Hariman (Northwestern), Jean DeBernardi (Edmonton)

Stephen D. O'Leary (Los Angeles)

 

9.00 – 9.45

Robin Shoaps (Amherst) Conversion and the Rhetorical Contestation of Moral Authority in Sacapulas

 

9.45 -10.30

Jan Swearingen (College Station, Texas) Religious Influences upon the Rhetoric of Liberty and Freedom in Emerging Democracies

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.45

Donal Carbaugh (Amherst) Cultural Rhetoric, Revelatory Insight, and Nature

 

11.45 - 12.30

Stephan Feuchtwang (London School of Economics) On Excessive Communication

 

12.30 – 14.30

Lunch Break

 

 

Afternoon Session

 

14.30. 16.30

Round Table Discussion

 

INDETERMINACY, EXCESS AND RESTRAINT

IN SOCIAL RELATIONS AND RELIGION

Chair:

Stephen Tyler and Ivo Strecker

 

16.30 – 17.00

Tea Break

 

17.00 – 18.00

MEETING OF THE EDITORIAL TEAMS

 

 

 

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