Revolution by Night - Encounters Between Surrealism, Politics and Culture - Contributers Needed
Revolution by Night: Encounters between Surrealism, Politics and Culture, 1919-1968
The study of Surrealism eludes convention methodological approaches of academic scholarship, which frequently reduces the ambitious compass of the movement to an artistic or literary style. This approach not only represents an inadequate account of Surrealism and its complex response to modernity, but obscures its historical legacy and contemporary relevence. Recently, exciting new interdisciplinary work has attempted to redraw the lines of the inadequate "art and politics" model of surrealist scholarship.This anthology provides a cross-section of this new generation of surrealist studies and centers itself around a series of questions regarding the
political and cultural dimensions of the surrealist enterprise, especially in regard to audience reception, popular agitation, and mobilization. By focussing on surrealism's accomplishments, failures, and missed opportunities for cultural revolution and political action during the movement's first half-century, a new set of perspectives emerge that will help us to view more generally the relation between politics, culture and modernity. With this potential for multiple and (multi-disciplinary) perspectives, we welcome article proposals from a variety of fields that contribute to enriching and exploring the study of the ways that surrealism, culture, and radical politics intersect.
Hegel and Lenin
communist parties (in France, Spain, Czechoslavakia, Brazil, Japan, Egypt)
Stalin and socialist realism
Trotsky & Trotskyism
the Spanish Civil War
Nazi persecution and surrealism during the Occupation
Situationism and '68
gender, sexuality, and sexual politics
anti-clericalism, anti-militarism and anti-patriotism
psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and anti-psychiatry
fascism and anti-fascism
ethnography, anti-colonialist activism, and "whiteness"
scandals, street-fighting, censorship
Paper proposals should be 300-500 words; papers submitted should not exceed 6,750 words (double-spaced 25-30 pgs). Proposals should include separate cover sheet with title, name, affiliation, and contact information.
Deadline for proposals: December 1, 1999.
Dr Raymond Spiteri
School of Architecture and Fine Arts
University of Western Australia
Nedlands, WA 6907
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