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Cercle Benveniste

Welcome back faithful adherents of the Circle, and warm greetings newcomers! The Circle is open to all – colleagues as well as students – who are interested in language, in any and all of its aspects.  The working sessions alternate seminars (discussion in French around a text) and conferences (presented in French or in English). Just as Émile Benveniste laboured to build bridges between the world of linguistic signs and various fields of study, so will our sessions take place in a spirit of disciplinary openness.

 
Cercle Benveniste (Season 8 – 2019-2020)

Fridays  |  Room CHD 420 (*unless otherwise indicated)  |  2:00 – 3:00 pm
 

Upcoming Meetings:


September 13 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420
A chance to get reacquainted, and do a bit of planning.


September 27 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420
Discussion around the work of ethnologist Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957), best known for his inverted ethnology in Les Demi-savants (1911), in which he draws attention to studies that are too narrowly specialized to understand the vitality of social facts. We’ll look at texts 2 (Linguistics) and 9 (Literature).

October 11 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420


October 25 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHE 212*


November 8 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420
November 22 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

December 6 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

January 10 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

January 24 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

February 07 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

February 21 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

March 06 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

March 20 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

April 03 (Friday)
2:00-3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

Should you wish to be added to the mailing list in order to receive the texts or simply to be kept informed of the activities, please contact the coordinator at: s.amedegnato@ucalgary.ca. Similarly, should you wish to share a paper, or test a hypothesis, please email a title and a brief abstract.
 


 
The Cercle Benveniste is a research group of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary. For more information, please visit the website: www.cerclebenveniste.org. / Le Cercle Benveniste est un groupe de recherche de la faculté des Arts de l’Université de Calgary.