The 50th anniversary of May 1968 rings particularly sharply in the U.S. and Europe this year, as contemporary political and social actors consider ways to shake up political institutions or ideologies. This international and interdisciplinary conference, presented by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL), will bring scholars from Stanford and other U.S. and European universities for the first time to discuss the intellectual, political, social, sexual and artistic history of these seismic events. All attendees are invited to participate in the discussion.
10.00-12.00 Decolonizing 1968, featuring: Priya Satia (Stanford), Joseph Slaughter (Columbia), Samantha Christiansen (UCCS), Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia) and Alma Heckman (UCSC).
1.30-3.30 Reading and Seeing 1968, featuring: Adrian Daub (Stanford), Beth Holt (Bard), Damon Young (Berkeley), Chandan Reddy (Univ. of Washington), Fred Turner (Stanford).
4.00-6.00 On the Limits of our Imagination, featuring: Haiyan Lee (Stanford), Ula Taylor (Berkeley), Camille Robcis (Cornell/Columbia), Quinn Slobodian (Wesleyan), Samuel Daly (Duke).
Concluding comments: Colleen Lye (Berkeley)