PhD seminar Paris: Translational and Narrative Epistemologies

PhD workshop with Professor Charles Briggs organised by the Bodies in Translation Research Project at Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris, CUNP.

Participants in this workshop are invited to reflect on the growing use of translation and narrative in a range of scholarly domains as tropes and lenses through which scholars in a variety of disciplines have attempted to reflect on their respective objects of enquiry, and on the interrelations between different kinds of knowledge.

The organizers of this workshop seek contributions that engage productively and critically with these related turns to narrative and translation, which are evident across many disciplines.

Full course description here.

Key note: Professor Charles Briggs, University of California, Berkeley

Charles Briggs' special interests are social/cultural anthropology, especially as relating to linguistic and medical anthropology, narrative, media and mediatization, folklore and performance, racialization, and violence.

Applications to join the course should contain a 1-page sketch of the dissertation project and a CV.

Application deadline: 17 October 2022.

You sign up by sending an e-mail to

Notice of acceptance will be given shortly after.

Participants will be asked to hand in a 5-page /max. 3000 word paper before the start of the course, with text reflecting on the theme of the seminar and how this plays out in your own research. The texts will be pre-circulated among the participants ahead of the seminar.

All participants will also be asked to comment on the papers of others. There will be a course curriculum that participants should have acquainted themselves with before they arrive at the course. Working language will be English.

Deadline for paper: 1 November 2022

Please send your paper to: 

The course will take place at the Centre Franco-Norvégien at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, 24-25 November 2022. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel. Lunch and some dinners are covered.

Participation: 3 ECTS


Readings: Paris syllabus

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