>Subject: CFP: 1968: Global Resistance and Local
>Knowledge (grad) (4/15/06; 11/3/06-11/4/06)
>From: "Cheryl C. Oestreicher" <[log in to unmask]>
>1968: Global Resistance and Local Knowledge
>Graduate Student Conference
>Modern History and Literature Program, Casperson School of Graduate Studies
>Drew University, Madison New Jersey
>November 3-4, 2006
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>Within the emergent field of 1960s studies,
>there is a widespread consensus concerning the
>global significance of 1968. Scholarly interest
>in this year stems foremost from its many
>revolutionary eruptions and repercussions,
>including the radical urban uprisings of French
>and German youth; the revolt-induced invasion of
>Czechoslovakia by Soviet forces; the activist
>phase of the Chinese Cultural Revolution; and
>other uprisings in Mexico City and Tokyo. Other
>events of historic magnitude include the Tet
>offensive, violence at the Democratic National
>Convention in Chicago, the student takeover of
>Columbia University, and the assassinations of
>Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.
>Recent academic discussions of 1968 have focused
>upon the question of its systemic significance.
>Were the wide-ranging instances of social unrest
>that erupted throughout this year the
>manifestations of a global zeitgeist,
>conditioned or at least influenced by
>macro-economic and geopolitical forces?
>Contrarily, were these phenomena the outgrowth
>of primarily local and unrelated conditions? Or
>does a satisfying conclusion require a partial
>synthesis of both these possibilities?
>The Drew University Modern History and
>Literature Program Graduate Student Conference
>on 1968 will attempt to explore this question
>from a number of different angles. Areas of
>’Ä¢ Geographies of Protest: rebel energies in
>Western and Eastern Europe, North and Latin
>America, China and Southeast Asia.
>’Ä¢ Gender Trouble: radical transformations in
>gender relations and sexual identity; the
>women's movement; gay and lesbian rights
>’Ä¢ Protest and Print Culture: pamphlets,
>manifestoes, plays, the underground press,
>literature, posters, graphic novels, and
>’Ä¢ Popular Culture and the Media Massage:
>investigations into film, music, television,
>advertising, fashion, and ’Äúpop-art.’Äù
>’Ä¢ Political Ideologies: Marxism, Maoism,
>anarchism, the Frankfurt School, Situationism,
>internationalism, anti-colonialism, liberalism,
>the roots of contemporary conservatism.
>’Ä¢ Theoretical Explorations: the rise and fall
>of Marxism, the universal vs. the local
>intellectual, post-structuralist stirrings,
>anticipations of globalization.
>’Ä¢ Counter-cultures: hippies, Yippies, Diggers,
>Provos , communards, enragˆ©s, happenings,
>’Ä¢ Technology: Future Shock; cybernetics and
>informatics; from Haight-Ashbury to Silicon
>Valley; the birth of the digital revolution.
>’Ä¢ Religion: liberation theology; priests,
>pastors, and protest; journeys East and West;
>origins of New Age religion; the roots of
>The papers need not be limited to the areas and
>topics listed above, nor the year 1968 as such.
>Rather, we encourage the creative combination of
>two or more areas of interest, as well as
>attempts to theorize the connection between
>various events, logics, and genres.
>Those submitting paper proposals should be
>graduate students, post-docs, or very recent
>Ph.D.'s. Please submit a one-page abstract of
>your paper with your affiliation and contact
>information by snail mail or email to:
>Cheryl Oestreicher, Conference Chair
>36 Madison Avenue
>Madison , NJ 07940
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>Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Suri, Professor of
>History, University of Wisconsin ’Äì Madison.
>Author of Power and Protest: Global Revolution
>and the Rise of Dˆ©tente (Harvard) and The
>Global Revolutions of 1968 (Norton, forthcoming).
>Special Presenter: Mark Rudd, leader of the 1968
>Columbia University strike and occupation;
>National Secretary of Students for a Democratic
>Society; co-founder of the Weather Underground.
>Faculty Sponsor: Jeremy Varon, Professor of
>History, Drew University. Author of Bringing the
>War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army
>Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the
>Sixties and Seventies (California ).
>Drew University is located in Madison New
>Jersey, thirty miles from New York City . A
>commuter train runs from Madison to Penn Station
>in less than an hour.
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