CFP: Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later
Call for Papers
Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Warwick through the Humanities Research Centre
Keynote speakers: Professor Anne Etienne (UCC) and Professor Maud Anne Bracke (University of Glasgow)
Saturday, 19th May 2018
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, when social unrest and desire to change the status quo struck the world. Our interdisciplinary conference, titled “Unveiling Hidden Discourses: 1968 Fifty Years Later,” looks at this year and evaluates its lasting consequences, in both negative and positive senses.
The conference’s aim is twofold:
vTo demonstrate what happens when unacceptable discourses refuse to remain unacceptable on a global scale and social implications that follow accordingly.
vTo analyse 1968’s legacy and how social movements were manifested in different expressions, such as cultural production, policy and ontological understanding. Examples of such expressions were illustrated through theatre, the Civil Rights Act and pro-feminist demonstrations.
Paper proposalsshould showcase how social movements associated with 1968 affected citizens’ lives on a transnational level. As a guide to submissions, we would ask that you consider the following questions:
vHow can this year’s impact be considered through a transnational lens?
vHas this global movement been translated into social developments?
vDo different disciplines demonstrate ways social movements can inspire change?
We welcome papers from all disciplines including but not limited to: