Claude Lévi-Strauss and the Aesthetic Object
- Curriculum Vitæ -
Curriculum Vitæ de Boris WISEMAN
1987-91: King's College London: BA French, subsidiary Anthropology (London School of Economics). Class I with Distinction in French Oral.
1989-90: Institut Britannique de Paris: Certificate in French and English Translation
1991-93: Ecole Normale Supérieure/Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III): Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies.
1993-98: King's College London: PhD
1992-1993: Lecteur d'anglais, Université de Paris X (Nanterre)
1993-1996: Post-graduate assistant (King's College London)
1997 - : Lecturer, University of Durham (Department of French)
Courses tought (1997-present): French Literature 1 (II); Contemporary French Politics and Culture; 19th-and 20th- Century French literature; French Anthropology and Literature; Language 1; Language 2; Language 4; MA module in Critical Theory (Structuralism and Post-Strusturalism); supervision of a part-time PhD student
Module co-ordinator for final year French language; "Combined Studies" advisor; various administrative duties relating to my role as member of the Teaching and Learning Committee (in particular relating to review of the Year Abroad); Exchange student adviser; Staff-Student Liaison Committee rep.; Postgraduate Staff Student Committee rep. Formerly in charge of assistantship placements during year abroad.
December 1996: 'Structure and the Lessons of Primitive Art'. Birkbeck College, Centre for Extra-Mural Studies. This paper was given within the context of a one day conference on aesthetics.
February 1997: 'Between Anthropology and Aesthetics : the Study of some Interconnections in La Pensée sauvage'. This paper was given at the Interstices conference held at the Institute of Romance Studies.
May 2002 'Lévi-Strauss's Aesthetic theory'. Christ's College, Cambridge. [seminar paper]
September 2002. 'The Mythologiques as literary creation'. Given at 'Claude Lévi-Strauss: Interdisciplinary Perspecives', University of Durham. Conference organiser.
March 2003. 'Figuring the exotic in French Ethnography: Tristes tropiques and L'Afrique fantôme'. Given at 'France and the Exotic', Universoty of Birmingham.
'Elementary Structures of Kinship in French Literature'. To be given at 'Affaires de famille: the Family in Contemporary French Culture and Theory ', University of Durham, 24-26 March 2004.
'Lévi-Strauss and Valéry'. To be given at 'Image, Imagination and the Creative Process'. Conference co-organiser. Collaborative project with the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Proposed for Easter 2005.