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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (24/01/2013 02.50)

The theater of possession in Ethiopia

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a) A review of studies on Leiris possession to light of the most recent acquisitions on the interpretation of possession as codified and effective machine à communiquer (R. Beneduce, Trance and possession in Africa. Bodies, mimesis, history, Turin 2002) and those relating to altered states of consciousness (J. Bruner, Acts of Meaning for a cultural psychology, Turin 1992, P. MacLean, The triun brain in evolution, New York 1990; V. Turner, the Anthropology of Performance, Bologna 2002) , and also as an example of particular importance that the experience lived by Leiris there is only the look of the ego on the Other European traveler, but there is also the look, as significant, the Other on the ego, in the wake of 'theater experience as "double culture" by Artaud.
b) An original analysis on the possession rites in contemporary Ethiopia.

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Research Fields

Arts - Performing arts
Cultural studies - African studies

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Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
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Public research
Bologna - Italy