A two-day interdisciplinary conference on revolution and the revolutionary in politics and culture from 1968 to the present from an explicitly gendered perspective is being held at the University of York in May 2018. Some of the questions the conference will seek to address are:
- How has gender, as it intersects with categories such as race, ethnicity, class and (dis)ability, shaped what counts as revolution and the revolutionary over this fifty-year period?
- How are constructions and embodied experiences of revolutionary agency and subjectivity gendered?
- What historical (dis)continuities exist in forms of cultural production around revolution and the revolutionary since 1968?
The organisers are inviting proposals for papers from diverse (inter)disciplinary contexts, inlcuding: Gender/Women’s Studies, English Literature, Modern Language Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Hisotry of Art, Political Science, International Relations, Drama/Theatre Studies and Philosophy. Please email abstracts (about 250 words) along with a short bio to Clare Bielby and Claire Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2018.