1968 A Global Perspective
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
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
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.