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Paul Manning
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Education | Professional experience | Monographs and edited volumes | Journal articles and book chapters | Newspaper articles | Web-based publications | Book reviews | Honors and awards | Invited talks | Papers under review | In preparation | Working papers | Papers in conference proceedings | Paper presentations and panels organized | Courses taught | Languages | Fieldwork experience


Education

2001 Ph.D. University of Chicago (Linguistics; Michael Silverstein, Chair)
1992 M.A. University of Chicago (Linguistics)
1987 B.A. Reed College (Classics/Religion)

Professional Experience

2007- Editor, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
2007- Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Trent University
2007- External graduate advisor, Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
2004- Editorial board, Language & Communication. 2004- Editorial board, Amirani, Tbilisi.
2003-7 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Trent University
2002- Manuscript and article reviewer for Cornell University Press, Broadview Press, Language & Communication, Ethnos, Cultural Anthropology, Language in Society, Russian Review, Anthropological Theory, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropologica.
2002-2003 Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
2002-2003 Research Fellow, NCEEER (National Council for Eurasian and East European Research), Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
2001-2002 NEH Research Fellow, American Councils for International Education, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
2000-2001 Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Bard College
1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Reed College
1998-1999 Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Humanities, Reed College 1997-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University 1994-1995 Research Assistant, The Spencer Foundation, Chicago

Monographs and edited volumes

2008 Guest editor. Talk. Language and Communication 28.2. Papers by Josh Barker, Deborah Cameron, Markman Ellis, Eric Laurier, Gary Remer.

2004 (With Adi Hastings.) Guest editor, Acts of Alterity. Language and Communication, second volume of collected papers on new approaches to linguistic anthropology. Contributors include Alaina Lemon, Bernard Bate, Steve Coleman, Wataru Koyama, and Chris Ball. Language & Communication 24,4.

2003 Guest editor, Words and Beyond: Linguistic and Semiotic Studies of the Sociocultural Order. Contributors include Michael Silverstein, Asif Agha, Adi Hastings, Matthew Hull, Miyako Inoue, Robert Moore, Rupert Stasch, Bonnie Urciuoli, and Webb Keane. Language and Communication 23, 3-4.

2002 (Co-authored with Marcello Cherchi.) Disciplines and Nations: Niko Marr vs. his Georgian Students on Tbilisi State University and the 'Japhetidology'/ 'Caucasology' Schism. The Carl Beck Papers: The Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh.

Journal articles and book chapters

Forthcoming
The city of balconies: elite politics and the changing semiotics of the post-socialist cityscape. Forthcoming in Urban cultures, urban futures. City culture and city planning in Georgia; K Van Assche, J Salukvadze, N Shavishvili, eds. Mellen Press, 2008. Georgian version Tbilisi State University Press.

Materiality and cosmology: Old Georgian churches as sacred, sublime, and secular objects. Forthcoming in Ethnos, special issue guest-edited by Anne Meneley, “Material objects in cosmological worlds”, September, 2008.

(With Anne Meneley). Introduction to special issue guest-edited by Anne Meneley, “Material objects in cosmological worlds”, September, 2008.

Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s “Notorious” Pankisi Gorge: The ethnography of the state violence at the margins of the nation. Forthcoming in Cultural Archetypes and Political changes in the Caucasus. Eds. Nino Tsitsishvili and Sergey Arutiunov. Nova Science Publishers Inc.

От человеческих конфликтов к цивилизационным. Antropologicheskii Forum no. 8 (2008) [ From Clashes of Personalities to Clashes of Civilizations. Forum for Anthropology and Culture no. 5 (2008) ]

“Magnas” epoka: brandis t’ot’emizmi da ts’armosaxviti gadasvla sotsializmidan post’-sotsializmze sakartveloshi. To appear in a volume of papers delivered as talks at the National Library of Georgia, edited by Emzar Jgerenaia.

2009
The Epoch of Magna: Capitalist Brands and Postsocialist Revolutions in Georgia. Slavic Review 68, no. 4 (Winter 2009): 924-945.

Just like England: On the Liberal Institutions of the Circassians. Comparative Studies in Society and History 2009;51(3):590–618.

2008
Barista rants about stupid customers at Starbucks: what imaginary conversations can teach us about real onesLanguage & Communication 28: 101-126.

2007
Love Khevsur Style: The romance of the mountains and mountaineer romance in Georgian ethnography. IN: edited by Bruce Grant and Lale Yalçın-Heckmann, (eds.), Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories, and the Making of a World Area, Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia: (Berlin: LIT Verlag)

(With Ann Uplisashvili) “Our Beer”: Ethnographic Brands in Postsocialist Georgia. American Anthropologist Vol. 109, No. 4, 626-641.

Rose-colored glasses? Color revolutions and cartoon chaos in post-socialist Georgia. To appear in Cultural Anthropology, second issue of 2007.

A construction-based view of possessive and local case-marking in Middle and Modern Welsh relative clauses. Journal of Celtic Linguistics 11 (2007).


2006 Words and things, goods and services: problems of translation between language and political economy. Language & Communication 26: 3-4, 270-284.

2005
Staging the state and the hypostasization of violence in the medieval Cornish Drama. Cornish Studies 13, 126-169.

Jewish ghosts, Knackers, Tommyknockers, and other sprites of capitalism in the Cornish mines. Cornish Studies 13, 216-255.

2004
Owning and belonging: a semiotic investigation of the affective categories of a bourgeois society. Comparative Studies in Society and History 46 (2), 300-325

The streets of Bethesda: The slate quarrier and the Welsh language in the Welsh liberal imagination. Language and Society 33 (4), 469-500.

Describing dialect and defining civilization in an early Georgian nationalist manifesto: Ilia Ch'avch'avadze's 'Letters of a Traveler'. Russian Review 63 (1), 26-47.

The Word made land: Incarnationalism and the spatial poetics and pragmatics of largesse in medieval Cornish drama. Semiotica 146 (1/4), 237-266.

The geology of railway embankments: Celticity, Liberalism, the Oxford Welsh reforms, and the word order(s) of Welsh. Language and Communication 24 (2), 135-163

(with Adi Hastings) Editorial Foreword. Acts of Alterity. Language and Communication, second volume of collected papers on new approaches to linguistic anthropology. Language & Communication 24 (4), 291-311.

2003
'The rock does not understand English': Welsh and the division of labor in Nineteenth-century Gwynedd slate quarries. In Brian D. Joseph et al. (eds.), When Languages Collide: Perspectives on Language Conflict, Language Competition, and Language Coexistence, 45-75. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

Editorial Foreword. Words and Beyond. In Words and Beyond: Linguistic and Semiotic Studies of the Sociocultural Order. Language and Communication Volume 23, 3-4 (July/October 2003).

2002
Welsh rocks and English money: ideologies of divisions of language and divisions of labor in Nineteenth century Welsh slate quarries. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 44 (3),481-510.

Orderly affect: The syntactic coding of pragmatics in Welsh expressive constructions. Pragmatics 12, 415-446.

2001
On social deixis. Anthropological Linguistics 43 (3), 55-100.

The craft of reference: the Welsh language and the division of labor in Nineteenth Century slate quarries. Language and Communication 21 (3), 209-233.

1997 Indexical operators and scope relations in the Old Georgian relative clause. Linguistics 35, 513-563.

1995 Fluid intransitivity in Middle Welsh: Gradience, typology and 'unaccusativity'. Lingua 97, 171-194.

Newspaper articles

“Magnas” epoka: brandis t’ot’emizmi da ts’armosaxviti gadasvla sotsializmidan post’-sotsializmze sakartveloshi. Axali Shvidi Dghe 20-26 July 2007, 13-15

Web based publications

2007
Socialist supras and drinking democratically: changing images of the Georgian feast and Georgian society from socialism to post-socialism.

The epoch of Magna: brand totemism and the imagined transition/translation from socialism to post-socialism in Georgia.

Aluda is even better than Luda: Selling Beer ‘traditionally’ in post-socialist Georgia.

2006
Talk and techne: images of conversation and the Starbucks service encounter
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Book reviews

2009 Can the Avatar Speak? Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 310–325,

2007 Review of Richard Bauman, A World of Other’s Words. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Vol. 17, No. 2: 301–303.

1998 Review of Alice Harris and Lyle Campbell, 1995, Historical Syntax in Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Anthropological Linguistics 40 (2), 357-61.

1996 Review of R. D. Borsley and I. Roberts (eds.), 1996, The Syntax of the Celtic Languages: A Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Anthropological Linguistics 38 (4), 732-4.

Honors and awards

2006 NCEEER travel grant.
2005 NCEEER travel grant.
2005 SSHRC internal grant, Trent University.
2005 Merit award for scholarship, Trent University.
2003-4 Participant, European-American Young Scholars' Summer Institute, on The Concept of Language in the Academic Disciplines. Held at the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina (2003) and at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (2004).
2004 SSHRC internal grant, Trent University.
2002 Participant, SSRC workshop 'Globalizing the Caucasus and Central Asia.' Berkeley, April 19-22, 2002.
2002-3 NCEEER Research contract for grant entitled Constructing kartveloba: the metasemiotics of national imaginings (2 years, Republic of Georgia)
2001-2002 NEH Collaborative Humanities Research Fellowship for grant entitled Constructing kartveloba: the metasemiotics of national imaginings (6 months, Republic of Georgia)
1999 Summer Research Grant, Reed College
1998-1999 Stillman Drake Fund for Faculty Development, Reed College
1996-1997 Whiting Dissertation Fellowship
1994-1998 Jacob J. Javits Graduate Fellowship
1989-1992 National Science Foundation Fellowship
1989 A-level certification in Welsh
1987-1988 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
1987 Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College

Invited Talks

2007
“Magnas” epoka: brandis t’ot’emizmi da ts’armosaxviti gadasvla sotsializmidan post’-sotsializmze sakartveloshi. (The Epoch of Magna: Brand totemism and the imagined transition/translation from socialism to post-socialism in Georgia.) Public Lecture, National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, July 6 2007.

Aluda is even better than Luda: Selling Beer ‘traditionally’ in post-socialist Georgia. Talk presented at Anthropology Department, Universite de Montreal, January 25 2007.

“Our Beer”: Ethnographic branding in contemporary Georgia. Invited talk delivered at the Chicago Caucasus Conference, May 16 2007.

2006
Ballad of the Khevsurs: The intelligentsia romance with the Georgian mountains. Workshop in social Anthropology: "Caucasus paradigms". Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle.

Imaginary conversations. The Semiotics Circle of Toronto.

2005 The Rose Revolution. Department of Anthropology and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. University of Michigan.

2004
The Rose Revolution. Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

Dictators of the table and drinking democratically: changing images of the Georgian feast and Georgian society from Socialism to Post-socialism. Department of Anthropology, University of Maynooth, Ireland.

Sprites of Capitalism: Jewish ghosts and other fairies in the Cornish mines. Department of Anthropology, University of Maynooth, Ireland.

2003 Dictators of the table and drinking democratically: changing images of the Georgian feast and Georgian society from Socialism to Post-socialism. Department of Anthropology, Trent University.

2001 'You must get a Welshman to break the rock, for the rock does not understand English.' Department of Anthropology, Yale University.

1999 'Dearest Old Welsh, if ever it dies, from the mouth of a quarrier, I believe, will come the final word.' Bard College.

1997 The moral and political economy of 'belonging': Social deixis and social change in North Wales. Reed College.

Papers under review

Materiality and cosmology: sacred churches and sublime ruins in Georgia. Ethnos.

In preparation

(Editor). Planned volume for Language & Communication entitled "Talk".

Book Project: Aristocracy of the Soul, dealing with the development of an indigenous colonial intelligentsia in Georgia from the nineteenth century to the present.

Book project: volume on drinking culture in the Republic of Georgia, including chapters on Vodka, Wine, Soft Drinks and Beer.

Working papers


Reflections on the 'Meetings': the metapragmatics of 'democratic' oratory in post-socialist Georgia. NCEEER working paper.

The Rhetoric of the First Georgian Political Manifesto of the 1860's: Ilia Chavchavadze's 'Letters of a Traveler'. NCEEER Working Paper.

Urban 'eclecticism' and rural 'purism' amongst the Georgian gentry. NCEEER working paper.

Georgia under the veil: the repatriation of Ottoman Georgia, 1878-1882 NCEEER working paper.

Papers in conference proceedings

2002 Describing dialect and defining civilization in Ilia Chavchavadze's mgzavris werilebi. amirani/Amirani 7, 97-124. Tbilisi/Montreal: ICRI.

1998 Indexical categories in the Old Georgian relative clause: ese, ege, igi. NSL 9: Linguistic Studies on the Non-Slavic Languages of the C.I.S. and the Baltic Republics. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1997 The geology of railway embankments: Oxford Welsh and the 'abnormal sentence'. CLS 33, Papers from the Panels on Linguistic Ideologies in Contact, 59-74. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1996a What Welsh relatives are really like. CLS 32: The Main Session, 251-265. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1996b Mi and mo revisited: the development of the category of 'orientation' in Old Georgian. NSL 8: Linguistic Studies on the Non-Slavic Languages of the C.I.S. and the Baltic Republics, 249-68. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1995a 'Social' deixis and social change in North Wales. Salsa II. Texas Linguistic Forum 34, 244-54.

1995b Quotative clitic 'spreading' in NE Georgian mountain dialects. CLS 31: Papers from the Thirty-first Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Volume 2:The Parasession on Clitics, 198-214. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1994 Split locativity in Old Georgian and Svan. NSL 7: Linguistic Studies in the Non-Slavic Languages of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic Republics, 211-240. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

Paper presentations and panels organized

2007a Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge. Paper delivered at AES/CASCA, panel organized by Anne Meneley and Ted Swedenburg, Toronto, May 2007.

2007b Sprites of Capitalism? Jewish ghost-fairies and other fairy ‘hybrids’ in British folkloric science

2006a Idolaters without images and images of idolatry: Orthodox and Intelligentsia discourses about the Georgian ‘pagan’ mountain peoples. AAA November 2006.

2006b (with Rupert Stasch). Panel organizer for panel: Idols of the marketplace: commodity circulation and moral imagination. Society for Cultural Anthropology (AAA/SCA), Milwaukee.

2006c The Epoch of Magna: Brand Totemism and the Imagined Transition/Translation from Socialism to Post-Socialism in Georgia. Society for Cultural Anthropology (AAA/SCA), Milwaukee.

2005a Tarragon pop: Ethnographic brand in the post-socialist economy of Georgia. American Anthropological Association (AAA), Washington, DC.

2005b Ecclesioclasm. Paper presented at the Anthropology of Religion section of the AAA in Vancouver, April 8-11.

2004 Words and things: goods and services. Paper presented at the University of Chicago conference Critical Theory in the 21st Century: Moishe Postone's Time, Labor, and Social Domination After 10 Years. Chicago, Illinois.

2003a Renters and Real Tbilisians: Historicizing the Georgian city as an ethnolinguistic category. American Anthropological Association (AAA), Chicago.

2003b sufra da saxelmwifo sabWota yofaSi (satirul-iumoristuli Jurnal 'niangis' (1933-1990) masalebis mixedviT)/The Supra and the State: images of the Georgian feast from the Soviet humor magazine 'Niangi' (1933-1990). 10th annual Kutaisi Discussions, Kutaisi, Georgia.

2003c Reflections on the 'Meetings': the metapragmatics of 'democratic' oratory in post-socialist Georgia. Anthropology of Europe workshop, University of Chicago.

2002a Reflections on the 'Meetings': the metapragmatics of 'democratic' oratory in post-socialist Georgia. American Anthropological Association (AAA), New Orleans.

2002b On Circassian liberalism. The Social Theory Workshop, University of Chicago.

2001a Voicing the Terek river's roar: the rhetoric of Georgian dialect in Georgian critiques of colonialism. American Anthropological Association (AAA), Washington DC.

2001b Welsh rocks and English money: ideologies of divisions of language and divisions of labor in Nineteenth century Welsh slate quarries. The Social Theory Workshop at the University of Chicago.

2000a The rock does not understand English: The slate quarrier and the Welsh language. American Anthropological Association (AAA), San Francisco.

2000b Peasant in form, gentry in content: The representation of Mokhevian dialect in Ilia Chavchavadze's Mgzavris C'erilebi.Michigan-Chicago Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology. University of Chicago.

1999 The social poetics of Ilia Chavchavadze's Mgzavris C'erilebi ['Letters of a Traveler'] and the invention of Georgian dialect. Conference on the Cultures of Caucasia. University of Chicago.

1998 'The rock does not understand English': Welsh in the linguistic division of labor in Nineteenth-century Gwynedd slate quarries. When Languages Collide: Sociocultural and Geopolitical Implications of Language Conflict and Coexistence. Ohio State University.

1997a The geology of railway embankments: Oxford Welsh and the 'abnormal sentence'. Parasession on Language Ideology and Contact at the Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. University of Chicago.

1997b (with Marcello Cherchi). Niko Marr and his Georgian students: On Tbilisi State University and the 'Japhetidology'/'Caucasology' schism. The Eighth International Conference on the Cultures of Caucasia. University of Chicago.

1996a What Welsh relatives are really like. Thirty-second Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. University of Chicago.

1996b Hypostasis, explanation, and the Old Georgian local case system. Paper presented at the conference on Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistic Theory. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

1995a Quotative clitic 'spreading' in NE Georgian Mountain dialects. Thirty-first Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society : Parasession on Clitics. University of Chicago.

1995b Indexical categories in the Old Georgian relative clause: ese, ege, igi. Paper presented at NSL 9: Linguistic Studies on the Non-Slavic Languages of the C.I.S. and the Baltic Republics. University of Chicago.

1994a 'Social deixis' and social change in North Wales. Second Annual Symposium about Language and Society at Austin, April 1994. University of Texas at Austin.

1994b Cultural categories of space and membership in nominal and verbal deixis. Time, Space and Identity: The First International Colloquium on Deixis. University of Kentucky at Lexington.

1993 Mi and mo revisited: Global indexical coding and the category of 'orientation' in Old Georgian. NSL 8: Linguistic Studies on the Non-Slavic Languages of the C.I.S. and the Baltic Republics. University of Chicago.

1991 'Split locativity' in Old Georgian and Svan. NSL 7: Linguistic Studies on the Non-Slavic Languages of the C.I.S. and the Baltic Republics. University of Chicago.

1990 Syntactic borrowing and its consequences: Spanish-style preposition deletion in Patagonian Welsh. Nineteenth Annual Linguistics Symposium at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee.

Courses taught

Introduction to Linguistics
Culture, Colonialism and Imperial Peripheries
Introduction to Anthropology
Linguistic Typology
Introduction to the Humanities
Traditional Oratory and Poetics
Beginning and Intermediate Georgian
Semiotic Anthropology
Anthropology of Language
Language Encounter and Language Shift
Language, Culture and Society
Ethnography and Literature in the Caucasus
Anthropology of Europe
Nationalism
Monsters: Societies through their others
Anthropology of Colonialism

Languages

Oral and Literary proficiency: Welsh (A-levels), Georgian (teaching experience), Spanish Literary Proficiency: Latin, Middle Welsh, Middle Cornish, French, Classical Greek

Fieldwork experience

2001-7 Field and archival work in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
1999 Library and archival work in Bangor district, North Wales
1992-3 Fieldwork in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
1991 Fieldwork in Bangor District, North Wales
1988 Fieldwork in Trelew district, Patagonia, Argentina
1987-8 Fieldwork in Bangor District, North Wales
1985 Language training in Bangor District, North Wales