Dissent in Transatlantic Perspective

Friday 15 May 2020

VENUE: Prague Creative Center (Staroměstské nám. 4/1, Prague 1)

15.30-16.00

Registration

 

 

16.00-16.30

 

Official Opening

Prof. Lenka Rovná, Vice-Rector of Charles University (to be confirmed)

 

Her Excellency Barbara Richardson, Ambassador of Canada (to be confirmed)

 

 

 

16.30-17.30

 

Keynote Lecture I

Professor Ralph Young (Temple University):

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.30-19.30

 

Opening Reception

Hosted under the auspices of the Canadian Embassy in Prague

 

 

 


 

Saturday 16 May 2020

VENUE: Prague Creative Center (Staroměstské nám. 4/1, Prague 1)

8.30-9.30

Registration

 

 

9.30-10.50

Session A

Chair: Jiří Pondělíček

 

Derek Charles Catsam (University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Rhodes University, South Africa):

Dissent on the Streets: Global Bus Boycotts and Transatlantic Implications, 1940-1960

 

Brittany Bounds (Texas A&M Quatar):

The Balance of Dissent: Lessons Learned from 1960s U.S. Protests

 

Antoni Gorny (University of Warsaw)

The Lumpen and the Subaltern: Revisiting Gramsci with “brothers on the rooftop” and some cherry pie

 

 

10.50-11.05

Coffee break (Courtyard)

 

 

11.05-12.30

Session B

Chair: Kryštof Kozák

Jan Géryk (Charles University) :

Dissent’s origin of transnational human rights and its contemporary limits

 

Elizabeth DeFeis (Hall University Law School), Norma Hervey (Luther College):

Dissent in the United States Supreme Court

 

Lindsey Churchill (University of Northern Oklahoma)

Period Products and Access in Oklahoma: A History of Resistance

12.30-13.30

Lunch (Courtyard)

 

 

 

14.00-15.00

Keynote Lecture II

Erica Violet Lee (Saskatchewan University)

15.00-15.30

Coffee break (Courtyard)

 

 

15.30-17.00

Session C

Chair: Magdalena Fiřtová

 

Ayman Al Sharafat (Eötvos Loránd University):

Dissent choices in the Arab countries

 

Tomasz Soroka (Jagiellonian University):

Western Alienantion: The Dissent in Canadian Prairies on the Rise

 

Alexei Anisin (Anglo-American University):

Dissent after Mass Shootings in the United States

 

Garry Robson (Jagiellonian University):

Dissent from left-progressive orthodoxy: Scruton, Orwell and the crisis in the UK

 

 

 

Sunday 17 May 2020

VENUE: Prague Creative Center (Staroměstské nám. 4/1, Prague 1)

 

9:15 – 10:15

 

 

10.15-10.30

 

10:30 – 11:45

Session D

Chair: Jan Hornát

Keynote Lecture III

Timothy Petete (University of Central Oklahoma)

Repeat Offenders: The Artistry of Indigenous Dissent

 

Coffee break

 

Francis D. Raska (Charles University):

The French Left and Czechoslovak Dissent in the 1970s and 1980s

 

Jade McGlynn (University College)

The Last Bastion of Dissent? (Self-)Depictions of Dissent in Russian Media and Political Discourse

 

Patrick Vaughan (Jagellonial University)

Dissent in Poland: 1975-1980

 

Yury Sigov (Russian Economic Academy)

Post-Soviet dissent: What to do and where to go?

11.45-13.00

Session E

Chair: Lucie Kýrová

Jodi Childers (University of Massachusetts in Amherst):

Performances of Dissent: Artists Before the House Un-American activities Committee

 

Gyorgy Toth (University of Stirling)

It’s Just Like a Vietnam Battlefield Out There”: Native American Dissent, Activism and the Vietnam War

 

David McCartney (University of Iowa):

Burning Dissent: Stephen Smith, Draft Cart Burning and the Students for a Democratic Society in Middle America

 

John R. de Jong (King’s College London):

George MacDonald- the case of a dissenting dissenter

 

Daphne Orlandi (Sapienza – Università di Roma)

R.W.Emerson: A political and cultural dissenter

 

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

End of Conference and Lunch