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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

1968 A Global Perspective

Link: Conference Website

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Texas at Austin

October 10th-12th, 2008

held in tandem with the

Fifth Annual Graduate Comparative Literature Conference 


Keynote Speakers:

Kathleen Cleaver, Yale University & Emory Law School  homepage

Daniel Ellsberg wiki

Michael Hardt, Duke University homepage

Kristin Ross, New York University homepage

Diana Sorensen, Harvard University homepage 


unipop About This Conference:

The year 1968 has become a central myth for the twentieth century, the purported moment of origin for "the present" -- for current politics, culture, and academics. This conference commemorates the 40th anniversary of 1968 by calling for a reassessment of its local and global impacts, its icons, myths, and images, the traces and absences left in its wake, and the intellectual and cultural heritages that we are still working through, as the collective memory of participants fades into a post-memory of the still incomplete projects of modernization, globalization, and liberation.

The conference aims to create interdisciplinary discussions of the many different 1968 experiences and projects that can be recovered in global, national, and international frameworks. Flashpoints, major players, artistic responses in all media and genres, and (re)theorizings of 1968 and its heritage will be included as conference themes.

Please join us in the fall for this unique event.

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