The Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series presents: Mirco Göpfert
Within the Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series we invite international and national researchers to present and discuss ongoing research. Each presenter talks for about an hour, followed by about an hour's discussion.
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Dissonance. Cartooning in Iran, humour and the study of things that don’t match
Drawing on his research with cartoonists in Iran and the Iranian diaspora since 2015, Professor Göpfert's talk describes cartooning – and by extension: humour – as an epistemic practice of dissonance combining modes of perception, composition and amplification. Bringing this description into dialogue with anthropology’s own experience of embracing dissonance, even if it wasn't aware of doing it, this talk attempts to generate yet unaddressed leads to further think about the possibilities (and limits, as it may be the case) of humour and cartooning to perceive, render and amplify dissonance – to think about how anthropologists can embrace dissonances with humour, humility, and critique.
All are welcome including students!
The Seminar Series
The Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series (Allmänna seminariet) invites international and national researchers to present and discuss on-going research. Each presenter talks for about an hour, followed by about an hour's discussion.