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June 2: Workshop with Michael Jackson

Workshop in Ethnographic Writing by award winning anthropologist and poet, Distinguished Professor Michael Jackson from Harvard University


02.06.2014 kl. 10.00 - 15.00


The workshop addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world.

Jackson has authored or edited more than thirty books. In his new book, The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing, Jackson presents writing as a “technics akin to ritual, oral storytelling, magic and meditation, that enables us to forge virtual relationships and imagined communities that go beyond the limits of quotidian life”. These themes will be explored during the workshop.

Prior to the workshop, participants should send a one page paper summarizing their own work-in-progress and mentioning some of the difficulties they have experienced in the writing process, as well as some of the issues that have arisen for them concerning the relationship between writing and their research projects.

Jackson will open the workshop with some reflections on his own ethnographic writing. The remaining time will be divided among 9 of the participants so that each in turn has an opportunity to speak to her or his one page paper and get feedback from Jackson and the rest of the group.

If you would like to register for the workshop, please send an email with your name and affiliation to: hannepc@hum.aau.dk. After this, you will be informed if there is still room at the workshop and whether you should submit a one page paper.

Participation is limited to 16 PhD students and senior staff. However, please note that only 9 of the participants will be able to get in-depth feedback on their writing.


Kroghstræde 3, room 3.114.

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