Inaugural Lecture: Dorothy Noyes

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Dorothy Noyes
February 5, 2013
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Location
OSU Faculty Club, Grand Lounge

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Add to Calendar 2013-02-05 17:00:00 2013-02-05 18:30:00 Inaugural Lecture: Dorothy Noyes Inimitable Examples? Gesture and Tradition in Western Political ReformAs a folklorist I've studied traditional festival in Europe as a vehicle for difficult processes of social accommodation and compromise. Now I'm working on a larger scale, trying to understand how the symbolic gestures of political representatives attempt to connect with the public, what conditions their success or (more often) failure, and how this might articulate with processes of political reform. This will be a report on a book project in its early stages.Please RSVP for this event. OSU Faculty Club, Grand Lounge Center for Folklore Studies patterson.493@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Inimitable Examples? Gesture and Tradition in Western Political Reform

As a folklorist I've studied traditional festival in Europe as a vehicle for difficult processes of social accommodation and compromise. Now I'm working on a larger scale, trying to understand how the symbolic gestures of political representatives attempt to connect with the public, what conditions their success or (more often) failure, and how this might articulate with processes of political reform. This will be a report on a book project in its early stages.

Please RSVP for this event.