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Going Public with Literary Ethnography in the Windy City

 

ha ha monsterGOING PUBLIC WITH LITERARY ETHNOGRAPHY IN THE WINDY CITY: ANTHROPOLOGISTS AND CHICAGO ARTISTS BUILD NEW GENRES AND NEW FUTURES

In this special event anthropologists join Chicago artists to showcase new hybrid forms of ethnography poetry, and artistry.  What do blurred genres look like? How might creative-writing and performance genres re-cast the legitimacy and truth telling of anthropological research? What happens when anthropologists engage with artists in pursuit of the slippery, ever-changing concept of culture?

When: Thursday November 21, 2013, Doors open at 8pm.  Featured scholARTists 8-9pm; followed by an OPEN MIC.

Where: Columbia College 33 East Congress (3 blocks from the Hilton Hotel) Chicago, IL 60605

 Cost: FREE but donations to Chicago cultural artists welcome!

Food/Drink: Tamales, beer, and wine for sale at the event.

Participants in this special event will answer these questions by way of example, inviting Chicago artist communities to engage with anthropologists in artful ethnographic ways of knowing.

Featured anthro-poets and artists: Event hosts, Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann-Taylor & Mariangela Mihai.  ScholARTists: Renato Rosaldo, Nomi Stone, Sally Campbell Galman, the 2013 winners of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology Poetry Prize– Ather Zia, Terese V. Gagnon, Heidi Kelley, Xueting Liu.

Also Featuring Chicago poet & performer Abraham Mellish Jr.

and “Live Painting” by Penelope Thrasher & Xavier Saint DeathWolf who will ink, paint or draw responsively to the performances.  Live paintings will be available for auction purchase.



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