Eric Kline Silverman

Colloquia, Informal Papers, Public Lectures

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Various Paper Presentations

Dress, Diaspora, Discontent: Anthropological Reflections on Clothing and Contemporary Jewish Identity.  Colloquium, Anthropology Department, Brandeis University, Spring 2007.


Respondent, “Feminist Conversations About the Jewish Rite of Circumcision,” Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, in March.


Keynote Speaker, Induction Ceremony, Pi Gamma Mu honor society, Wheelock College, Fall 2006.


Psychoanalyzing Phallacies: Freud and Current Circumcision Controversies.  New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Dorot Jewish Division.  Program on Freud's Foreskin: A Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Most Suggestive Circumcision in History. May 2006.


Jewish Circumcision, Faculty Forum, DePauw University, 2003.

Sepik River Art: Representing the Flow of Human Life and the Cosmos. South Dakota Art Museum, South Dakota State University, 2001.


Ritual, Religion and Art in the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.  Lecture at the opening of the Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea exhibit, DePauw University Anthropology Museum, 1999.


Touristic Images of Ethnicity, Hindu-Buddhism and Place in Nepal.  Asian Studies, DePauw University, 1997.


Person, Shame and Conduct in New Guinea.  Faculty Colloquium, DePauw University, 1995.


A Crocodilian Noah in New Guinea: Myth, Psychoanalysis and Culture.  Faculty Forum, DePauw University, 1995.


Sorcery, Cosmology and Illness in the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.  Religion and Healing lecture series, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, 1995.


The Grotesque and the Moral: Ritual Figurations of the Body and Society in Iatmul Naven Ceremonies. Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii-Manoa, HI, 1994.


Towards an Aesthetics of Gender: The Meaning of Shell Decoration in Iatmul Culture (Sepik River, Papua New Guinea).  Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, 1994.


Freud and Levi-Strauss in the Sepik River of Papua New Guinea. Faculty Forum, DePauw University, 1993.