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Call for Papers: "Stonewall at 50 and Beyond"

CFP: “Stonewall at 50 and Beyond" (3-5 June 2019)

International conference: “Stonewall at 50 and Beyond: Interrogating the Legacy and Memory of the 1969 Riots”
University of Paris-Est Créteil & Paris-Dauphine University (Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres)
June 3rd–5th, 2019

In the night of June 27th to 28th, 1969, gay and transgender patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village bar in New York, refused to comply with one more among countless occurrences of police harassment. For five days and nights the neighborhood was the theater of a rough confrontation between demonstrators and police. In the following weeks and months, the resulting mobilization reinforced the already burgeoning movement for gay liberation. The first commemoration that took place the very next year, Christopher Street Liberation Day, eventually gave birth to the LGBTQ pride marches that we know today.
The fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall in 2019 is an opportunity to reexamine its legacy and lasting impact on the creation of an LGBTQ movement in the United States and worldwide. This conference aims to interrogate the processes of memorialization and patrimonialization, as well as the political legacy and the cultural and activist representations of Stonewall.


Full CFP and submission details at: https://stonewallat50.sciencesconf.org/
Submission deadline: 15 October 2018

Posted: July 19, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers