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Does “la lutte continue”? The Global Afterlives of May ’68

International Conference

28-29 March 2019 

Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies

Florida State University, Tallahassee

Conference Organizers: William Cloonan, Martin Munro, Barry Faulk, Christian Weber

Program

All sessions take place in the Diffenbaugh 009 (DIFF 009), or the Musuem of Fine Arts, Room 249 on the FSU campus. 

Details are subject to change.


Thursday, March 28

9.00AM - Registration/coffee

9.45AM - Welcoming Remarks


Panel 1  10.00AM - 11.30AM 

May ‘68’s Impact on the Arts

  • Kate Bredeson. Reed College. The Theater of May ’68 
  • Alexandru Matai. University “Ovidus,” Constanta. Peut-on “continuer le combat” avec Roland Barthes?
  • Christopher Olivares. University of Arizona/ University of California (Berkeley). Mai ’68 et ses fantômes: l’héritage sociale de l’époque par le récit intime dans les films Nés en ’68.

Adam Schoene. Cornell University. Mariannes Musulmannes (Leïla Sebbar).


11.30AM - 12.45PM – Lunch at Suwanee Room


Panel 2 12.45PM - 2.15PM 

Theory and Political Struggle

Chair: Barry Faulk

  • David Potsubay, Florida State University. In Big Data’s Shadow: Where is the Possibility for Critique?
  • Josch Lampe. University of Texas (Austin). Does Marxist Theory Justify Terrorism?
  • Alexander Ruhsenberger, Florida State University. The Will of the Revolution: the Role of Authority and Anarchy in May 1968.
  • Emily Scott, Florida State University.  The Trajectory towards 68: Rethinking Foucault’s Emphasis on Bodies in Society.

2.15PM - 2.30PM – Coffee break


Panel 3 2.30PM - 4.00PM 

May ’68 in Italy

Chair: Irene Zanini-Cordi 

  • Christopher Bennett. University of Louisiana (Lafayette). 1968 Past, Present, Future: Models of Art and Activism in Jannis Kounellis’ Senza titolo(1969)
  • Ettore Bucci. Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris). A New Pentecost? Transnational Circulation of Autogestion between French and Italian Catholic  Workers’ Organizations  (1965-1976).
  • Tenley Bick. Florida State University. Wu Ming’s Postcoloniality: Collectivism and Countercultural Aesthetics for Contemporary Italy. 
  • Giuseppina Mecchia. University of Pittsburgh. Nanni Balestrini’s Narrative Legacies : the Italian 1968, the Hot Autumn of 1969, and into the 21stCentury.

4.00PM - 4.15PM – Coffee break


Panel 4 4.15PM - 5.45PM 

’68 in Different Disciplines

  • Tahirih Lee. Florida State University. The Audacious Appeal to European Law of Daniel Cohn-Bendit.
  • Yasmine Marcil et Emilie Roche.UniversitéSorbonne Nouvelle Paris-3. Identités narratives des figures de mai ’68 dans la presse magazine internationale (1968-2018).
  • Amanda Vincent. Wake Forest University. French Architecture’s Green Turn: Despite May ’68 or Thanks to it?

Plenary Session  

6.00PM - 7.00PM - at MOFA

Kirstin Ross. New York University. Territories and Terrains of the Long 1960s


7.00PM -9.00PM - Exhibition presentation and reception at MOFA


Friday, March 29

Panel 5 8.30AM - 10.00AM 

Political Aftermath

  • Chris Reynolds, The Nottingham Trent University 'Beneath the Troubles, the Cobblestones: Recovering the buried' memory of Northern Ireland's 1968
  • Timo Obergöker. University of Chester. D’un printemps à l’autre. Le “printemps Québécois” nouveau Mai ’68?
  • John Lambeth. Washington and Lee University. From Radios Libres to Radios Associatives.

10.00AM - 10.15AM - Coffee


Panel 6 10.15AM - 11.45AM 

Diverse Manifestations of After ‘68

  • Paul Cohen. University of Toronto. La Fac soixantehuitardethe Université Paris-8 and the Afterlife of a Revolutionary Moment.
  • Mort Guiney. Kenyon College. The “Charbonnières Manifesto:” Teaching French after May ’68.
  • Mark MalisaUniversity of West Florida. Black Consciousness, Student Protests and the Dismantling of Legal Apartheid in South Africa (1968-1990).
  • Michael Mulvey. St. Thomas University (Miami). Arlette Laguiller, the “Mai” of Banks and France’s First Woman Presidential Candidate.

11.45AM - 1.15PM Lunch


Plenary Session 

1.15PM - 2.15PM 

            Detlef Siegfried. University of Copenhagen. 1968‘in Germany. Changing perceptions since the 1970s


2.15PM - 2.30PM - Coffee


Panel 7 2.30PM - 4.00PM 

Ambivalent Heritages of May ‘68

  • Mame-Fatou Niang. Carnegie Mellon University. 50 ans de Mai ’68 dans les banlieues françaises: Entre nouveaux combats et refonte d’une mémoire collective.
  • John O’Connor and Louise Williams. Central Connecticut State University:  The Spirit of 1968 in the Age of Trump.
  • Chadia Chambers-Samadi. University of the Bahamas. May ’68 and its Afterlives: Mémoire rétroactive de la guerre d’Algérie dans le travail de Kristin Ross.

4.00PM-4.15PM – Coffee break


Panel 8  4.15PM - 5.45PM

May ’68 and Literature

Chair: Jennifer Willging

  • Alexis Chauchois. Florida State University. Lorsque Michel Houellebecq propose l’Islam en réponse à mai ’68.
  • Valérie Orlando. University of Maryland. Conflicts of Class, Race and Sexuality in the French-Moroccan Feminism of Leïla Slimani.
  • Jennifer Willging. Ohio State University. Houellebecq and Lefevre on “la vie quotidienne” after May ’68.

Gilles Vinnot. University of Arkansas. Mai ’68: effets et ramifications multiple pour une même cause?


Plenary Session 

6.00 PM-7.00 PM

David Harris. Writer and Activist. PLAYING IT FORWARD: What happened in the Sixties and what can it teach us today?


7.00-8.30 Closing Reception


 

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