School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, The University of Sydney invite you to 2 Events with cultural theorist Eric Gans http://www.french.ucla.edu/faculty/gans
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008
“Generative Anthropology: a New Way of Thinking”.
Seminar with students and staff, the University of Sydney,
Brennan (Mungo) MacCallum Building, Room 822, Manning Road, 3 – 5 pm. Light refreshments to follow.
Friday, 7 November, 2008
“Religion and Originary Anthropology”.
Public lecture at the Philosophy of Religion Research Seminar, the University of Sydney
The Refectory, Quadrangle Building, 5 – 7 pm.
Eric Gans is a Professor of French at UCLA and the author of ground-breaking books such as The Origin of Language (University of California Press, 1981). According to Gans – one of America’s most important cultural theorists – the origin of language was a singular event and the history of human culture is a genetic or ‘generative’ development of that event. Gans will be Visiting Professor in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney and in the School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney from 31 October to 12 November 2008. For more information contact Diego P. Bubbio at paolodiego dot bubbio at usyd dot edu dot au (02) 9036 6335