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16th Annual CLIFF-Revolutions, Post-Revolutions and Counter-Revolutions

Friday, March 16, 2012
12:00 AM
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Over the past two years, political uprisings and revolts have proliferated throughout the Arab world; more recently, protesters in New York have taken to the streets with calls for revolution. It is with these current events in mind that we propose an inter-disciplinary discussion of the diverse histories and instances of revolution—political, literary or social—and their aftermath.
16th Annual CLIFF Schedule Friday, March 16th
12:00-2:00, Faculty/Student Roundtable on Academic Perspectives on Revolution
with Professor Vassilis Lambropolous, Professor Wijdan Al-Sayigh, Basak Candar and Rostom Mesli. Moderator: Etienne Charriere
2:00-4:00, Panel on Activism and Revolution on Occupy Ann Arbor
with Alexandra Hoffman, Orian Zakai and John Rowland; Occupy Riverside, Los Angeles and Oakland with Anthony Cristofani; and thoughts on the Egyptian Revolution read on behalf of Atef Said. Moderator: Emily Goedde
4:00-5:00 Break
5:00-6:30, "What Happens to Revolutionary Art After the Revolution?"
Faculty Lecture with Xiaobing Tang
Professor of Comparative Literature
Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies
Reception to follow lecture
Saturday, March 17th
10:00-11:30, "Theories of Revolution"
with Katherine Brion, Lucas Nelson, Ernesto Mireles, Luke Heister and Adam Drury.
Moderator: Sara Hakeem Grewal
11:30-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-1:00, "History and Media Coverage of Revolution in the Middle East"
Mehraneh Ebrahimi, Mona Kareem, Nadeen Kharputly and Pouya Alimagham.
Moderator: Ramon Stern
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:15, "Soviet Aesthetics and Ideology"
Cate Reilly, Aleksandar Boskovic and Jonathan Sherry. Moderator: William Runyan
3:15-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:30, "Revolutionary Literature from Egypt and Iraq, " closing questions and comments
Sherine El Taraboulsi, Kevin Jones, Shir Alon, Kyle Anderson and Ramon Stern
Moderator: Amr Tawfik Kamal