On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Folklore Studies Association of Canada invites you to join us in its annual meeting, on the theme of “Culture and Temporalities” at Ryerson University, May 27-29, 2017.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome as our keynote speaker Michael Herzfeld, Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. The title of Professor Herzfeld’s talk is: Toward a Reflexive Poetics of Cultural Change: Ethnographic Experience and the Passage of Time.
By selecting the theme of Cultures and temporalities, scholars of various fields across the social sciences and humanities will explore the evolution of ethnological ideas and knowledge across time, and the temporal articulations of cultural practices and representations. This conference aims to trigger critical reflections on the challenges of new conditions of ethnographic fieldwork in a context of globalized cultures and diversified temporalities. Slow culture, fast culture, rhythms, the time of urgency, menacing times, quests of origins, cultural transmission, time that flies, times of dreams, etc. are only a few illustrations of the rich vocabulary of time that articulates and structures daily life and sociocultural discourses and practices.
We are looking forward to meet you there!
President of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)