Over the past decade, the “alt-right” has moved from what one scholar called the “lunatic fringe” to the centers of power, and helped to infuse an unprecedented level of racism, misogyny, and bigotry into politics, culture, and discourse. Understanding the rise and consolidation of the “alt-right” requires interdisciplinary lenses, from fields such as cultural studies, media studies, feminist studies, and history, and attentiveness to the international rise of populism and ultranationalism.
Hatcher Library Gallery Rm 100
1pm: Introduction (Alex Stern & Johannes von Moltke)
1:30pm: Narratives of the Alt-Right
Danielle Christmas, UNC: From Heritage Politics to Hate: Neo-Confederate Novels & White Genocide
Jessie Daniels, CUNY: 4Chan to FoxNews to the White House: White Supremacy Since 2008
Louie Valencia, Texas State: From Metapolitics to Metahistory: Alt-History and the Crisis of Western Civilization
Johannes von Moltke (U-M), Moderator
3pm: Coffee Break
3:30pm: New Directions for Research
Alice Mishkin (U-M): Where White Nationalism and AntiSemitism meet Zionism
Maximilian Alvarez (U-M): Mix Red & Brown Together & You Get Brown: How Far-Right Ideas Infect the Left Today
Jasmine Ehrhardt (U-M) Stalking in the City: Media Production, Platform, and Women in the Alt-Right”
Alex Stern (U-M), Moderator
Angell Hall Auditorium C
6pm: Queer(y)ing the “Alt-Right” on YouTube
Screening: “Jordan Peterson” (ContraPoints YouTube, 2018)
Q&A with Natalie Wynn, creator of Contrapoints
|Building:||Hatcher Graduate Library|
|Event Type:||Conference / Symposium|
|Tags:||Discussion, Food, Free, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Lecture|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Department of American Culture, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Rackham Graduate School, U-M Office of Research, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, U-M Office of Research, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Department of Political Science, Germanic Languages & Literatures|
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