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Cultures of the Left in the Age of Right-Wing Populism - Call for Papers

This conference asks how could both the historical legacy of the Left and its current manifestations and performances contribute to formulating an aesthetic of resistance not only as a reactive practice, but as a way to sustain the politics of inclusion, equality, care for the commons and social justice? We invite contributions from different geographical and political contexts including Latin American, African and Asian countries, as well as case studies from areas that we have been researched more closely within our project: India, Europe, USA.

The conference will take place from April 15th-17th, 2019, at the premises of Warwick University in Venice.

700 word abstracts and short bios to be sent by January 8th, 2019 to

Wed 21 Nov 2018, 15:59

Looking For the Left in San Francisco - blog now available


Janelle Reinelt's blog, in which she explores the political content of the de Young 'Summer of Love' exhibition, 2017, is now available to read here. The is the first in a series of three 'dispatches' reporting on California locations that are shaping up to be major political flash points in the Trump era.

Thu 14 Sep 2017, 13:53

Cultures of the Left at PSi (Performance Studies international), Hamburg June 7-11

Our partnership project was featured in two curated panels: Cultures of the Left: Aesthetics and Politics and Political Theatres and Performances of Resistance.

Tue 25 Jul 2017, 17:59

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