CRITICAL THEORY WORKING GROUP | COLLABORATIONS, CO-OPERATIVES, COALITION-BUILDING | Life/Style after ’68

In anticipation of the fifty-year anniversary of “May ’68” in 2018, this final working group meeting of 2017 turns its attention towards the unlikely (coalitional) bedfellows tucked in to the intersectional and transnational histories of Leftist movements of the 1960s, as well as the connections between such movements and “the new spirit of capitalism.” Unfolding such connections, our discussion this month takes up the meanings of style, the polemics for and against violence, and the triangulations of race, class, and gender, which we have imagined and re-imagined ’68 as representing over the past fifty years ever since.

Co-facilitators: TBA

This meeting is part of the Critical Theory Working Group Collaborations, Co-operatives, Coalition-Building, co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Maxine Elliot Chair of Comparative Literature.