University of Warwick through the Humanities Research Centre (Web)
Time: Sat, 19th May 2018
Abstract Submission: 31 January 2018
- Keynote speakers: Anne Etienne (UCC) and Maud Anne Bracke (University of Glasgow)
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, when social unrest and desire to change the status quo struck the world. The interdisciplinary conference, titled “Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later,” looks at this year and to evaluate its lasting consequences, in both negative and positive senses. The conference’s aim is twofold:
- First, it will demonstrate what happens when unacceptable discourses refuse to remain unacceptable on a global scale and social implications that follow accordingly.
- Second, it will analyse 1968’s legacy and how social movements were manifested in different expressions, such as cultural production, policy and ontological understanding.
Examples of such expressions were illustrated through theatre, the Civil Rights Act and pro-feminist demonstrations. It will also consider failures of 1968 movements and how this allowed for the establishment of extreme right-wing parties, such as the Front National in France following „mai 68“. Critical questions include: How can this year’s impact be … read more (Web)