The 58th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner and 3-Day Symposium 2016-10-31T23:18:42+00:00

 

The 58th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner

Deborah Tannen
58th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecturer

 
  • University Professor, Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University
  • Author
  • Lecture Title: “Language and New Media: How Texting, Tweeting, E-mail and Facebook Are Transforming Relationships”

Friday Evening, October 29th, 2010

Dinner: Lowenstein Hall Atrium
Lecture: McNally Auditorium, Law School Building

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62nd St. @ Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023

A 3-Day Symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics

Title: “New Languages, New Relations, New Realities

Co-sponsored by:

Friday (Daytime), October 29th – Sunday, October 31th, 2010

McNally Auditorium, Law School Building, Fordham University
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62nd St. @ Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023

Description

Friday through Sunday, October 29-31, 2010, Fordham University will host “New Languages, New Relations, New Realities,” a symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics. The symoposium is co-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics, Media Ecology Association, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Institute of Applied Mimetics, and Fordham University. It will feature presentations by Douglas Rushkoff, Tiffany Shlain, Paul Levinson, Gary Gumpert, Susan Drucker, Nicholas Johnson, David Rothenberg, Michael Schudson, and more, plus Nora Bateson with a preview screening of her documentary about Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind.

On Friday evening, October 29th, 2010, author, University Professor, and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University Deborah Tannen will deliver the 58th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture titled “Language and New Media: How Texting, Tweeting, E-mail and Facebook Are Transforming Relationships” in McNally Auditorium at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York City. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner in the Lowenstein Hall Atrium at Fordham University.

About Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and author of many books and articles about how the language of everyday conversation affects relationships. She is best known as the author of You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, which was on the New York Times Best Seller list for nearly four years, including eight months as No. 1, and has been translated into 30 languages. Her newest book You Were Always Mom’s Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives, which was released in September, became a New York Times best seller and received a Books for a Better Life Award. You Were Always Mom’s Favorite! was featured on 20/20 and NPR’s Morning Edition. You’re Wearing THAT?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, published in 2006, spent ten weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Among her other books, Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work was a New York Times Business best seller; The Argument Culture received the Common Ground Book Award; and I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You’re All Adults received a Books for a Better Life Award. In addition to her writing for general audiences, Tannen is author or editor of 14 books (21, including her general audience books) and over one hundred articles for scholarly audiences. She has also published poems, short stories, and personal essays. Her first play, An Act of Devotion, is included in The Best American Short Plays 1993-1994. It was produced, together with her play Sisters, by Horizons Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.

A frequent guest on television and radio news and information shows, Deborah Tannen has appeared on The Colbert Report, 20/20, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Talk Show, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Charlie Rose, 48 Hours, CBS News, ABC News Tonight, Oprah, CNN, Larry King, Hardball, Nightline, and many NPR shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, and Fresh Air. She has been featured in and written for most major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, People, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review. Deborah Tannen is one of only five in Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences who hold the distinguished rank of University Professor. She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California, following a term in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. The recipient of five honorary doctorates, she is a member of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Board of Directors.

Call for Papers

Click here to read the call for papers for the 3-day symposium titled “New Languages, New Relations, New Realities.” 

Registration

To attend, you must register. Registration admits you to both the 58th AKML as well as the symposium events. Registration is $25 (free for IGS members). Registration excludes the dinner preceding the 58th AKML. Dinner registration is an additional $90.

Registration for the symposium events may be done at the events.

Registration is now closed.

Hotel Accommodations

Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus is located at West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. It is 1 block from Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, the Columbus Circle subway station, and the SW entrance to Central Park.

The Fordham University website lists hotels that are in the vicinity. Click here to view a list of local hotels and to arrange hotel accommodations for your stay.

Schedule of Events

For a tentative schedule of events for the 3-day symposium conference, click here. Be sure to return closer to the date for a more finalized schedule.