[CALL FOR PAPERS] POWER OF THE POWERLESS: A 1968 RETROSPECTIVE

June 25th, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS: A 1968 RETROSPECTIVE

An interdisciplinary symposium on the global events of 1968

Friday, November 2, 2018
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Keynote Speaker: David Danaher (University of Wisconsin-Madison), author of Reading Vaclav Havel (University of Toronto Press, 2015).

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the global events of 1968 (such as literature, film, theatre, music, the visual arts, politics, history, sociology, etc.) are invited for the symposium. Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged.

Supported by the University of Arizona’s College of Humanities, Dept. of French & Italian, and Dept. of Russian & Slavic Studies, the symposium “The Power of the Powerless:  A 1968 Retrospective” seeks to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines and perspectives on the 50th anniversary of the important global events of 1968.  The one-day symposium is book-ended by keynote speakers and organized into three panels; each panel will be organized around a particular theme (i.e., “Roots,” “Media, Performance & the Arts,” “Legacies,” etc.) rather than by country, in order to better explore issues connected with 1968 that are common around the globe and across cultural lines.  For those in the Tucson area, three free, hosted film screenings will be held in the days preceding and following the symposium. 

To present a paper at the symposium, please submit a proposal by September 15, 2018.

A complete proposal consists of:
1. Author’s contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 250-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary)

Please send proposals by email to: Benjamin Jens, bcjens@email.arizona.edu

Please include “1968 Symposium” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered. All applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than September 30.