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>From: "Dr_Ingo_Cornils" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Memories of 1968 - Call for papers
>Call for papers
>
>Memories of 1968: International Perspectives
>
>An international conference to be held at the University of Leeds
>17th - 18th April 2008
>
>Keynote Speakers:
>·        Kristin Ross (New York)
>·        Daniel Bensaid (Paris)
>·        Louisa Passerini (Florence & Turin)
>·        Wolfgang Kraushaar (Hamburg)
>·        Marco Antônio Guerra (São Paulo)
>
>The events of 1968 continue to generate 
>widespread interest and controversy among 
>scholars, nearly forty years after student and 
>worker movements erupted across an international 
>stage. In the West, 1968 was associated with the 
>coming of age of the baby boomers, the growth of 
>the New Left, protest against authoritarian 
>attitudes and practices in society, as well as 
>opposition to the Vietnam War. In the Soviet 
>block, on the other hand, it was associated with 
>the Prague Spring, and in China with the 
>Cultural Revolution of Mao's Red Guard.
>
>Perhaps more than any other moment in post-war 
>history, 1968 has been consecrated within 
>different national cultures and elevated to the 
>realm of the mythical. Moreover, the events of 
>1968 are nowadays inseparable from their 
>subsequent representation through the media of 
>literature, cinema and theory. While the 1968 
>events themselves have been the subject of 
>extensive international comparison, and 
>important work has been done on representations 
>of 1968 in literature, film and theory in a 
>number of countries, few if any scholars have 
>compared the subsequent representations of 1968 
>within these different national settings.
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>The purpose of this conference is therefore to 
>compare and discuss representations of 1968 
>within different national contexts. How has 1968 
>been (re-)produced and/or contested within 
>different national cultures and how do these 
>processes reflect national preoccupations with 
>order, political violence, freedom, youth, 
>authority, self-expression? How has the memory 
>of 1968 been constructed in different media 
>(film, literature, biography, monuments, etc.) 
>and theoretical frameworks (philosophy, 
>sociology, historiography)? Is there a 
>collective social memory of 1968 and does this 
>memory cross different national cultures?
>
>Proposals are invited for papers which deal with 
>these themes in any national context, though an 
>international and comparative approach is 
>strongly encouraged. Titles and abstracts 
>(250-300 words) for proposed papers, which 
>should be in English, should be sent with a 
>short biography and a list of publications to 
>either Dr. Ingo Cornils, German Department 
><mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
>[log in to unmask]; Dr. Sarah Waters, French 
>Department <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
>[log in to unmask] or Alan O'Leary, Italian 
>Department <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
>[log in to unmask] by Friday 19th January 
>2007.
>
>Speakers may wish to address one or a 
>combination of the following themes, but papers 
>in other subject areas are also welcome:
>
>National/international representations of 1968
>·        film
>·        literature
>·        theatre
>·        cultural symbols and icons
>·        public discourse
>·        intellectual debates
>·        narrative accounts
>
>1968: memory and forgetting
>·        reconstruction
>·        deconstruction
>·        myth-making
>·        revisionism
>·        recuperation
>
>1968 and theory
>·        philosophy (post-modernism, 
>individualism, the decline of 'grand narratives')
>·        sociology (post-industrialism, post-materialism, neo-capitalism)
>·        historiography

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