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After ’68: Art, Thought and Cinema

1960s, May '68, France, French

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $0

Contact: Department of French and Italian   (847) 491-5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic


The French & Italian Department Annual Fall Conference

The focus of this international and interdisciplinary conference will not so much be on the events of 1968 themselves as on the various ways in which political thought and the aesthetic politics of film and the visual arts in general (whether in their immediate aftermath, or in the subsequent decades) may be understood as responding to, taking account of, or having been transformed by those events. The conference’s exploration of the legacy of ’68 will not by any means be limited to France, but will situate it in a broadly international frame, including a particular emphasis on the relationship between French thought, political theory, film and visual culture since ’68.

Guest speakers: Nora Alter (Temple University), Benjamin Arditi (UNAM), Bruno Bosteels, keynote (Columbia University), Eleanor Kaufman (UCLA)


9:30 Opening remarks, Scott Durham
9:45 Benjamin Arditi, UNAM, “1968 and us: from revolutionary imagery to viral insurgency”
11:15 Nora Alter, Temple University, “‘A place that doesn’t exist’: Raoul Peck’s impolite thoughts”
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Bruno Bosteels, Columbia University, “Theory after 1968”
3:00 Eleanor Kaufman, UCLA, “Did French Philosophy Break Before ‘68”
4:15 Reception

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