Radical Americas 2019 Programme

CPE volunteers, Grenada Revolution

UCL Institute of the Americas, 51, Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN
Friday 13th September

09:00-09:30 Registration

09:30-10.50 PANEL ONE: Radical Responses to Environmental Crisis

JARMAN, REBECCA Commemorating Disaster: Fifty years since the Yungay Landslide and the conflicts that have ensued
BAKER, EMILY ‘Nature’, Sovereignty and Eco-Terrorism in Ricardo Piglia’s El camino de Ida and Pola Oloixarac’s Las constelaciones oscuras
DOMENICO, GIANNINO Looking for an Innovative Environmental Imagination. Transnational Legal Tools for the Anthropocene: the Latin-American Environmental Ius Commune
Chair TBC

10:50-11:10 Coffee

11:10-12:30 PANEL TWO: Modes of Resistance

KENT, ELIZABETH Title TBC (Gender and Dirty War in Mexico)
McGEOCH, GRAHAM Revolt, Rebellion or Revolution: The Malês radical Islamic uprising in Brazil (1835)
MENDEL, RON The Occupy Movement in the American Radical Tradition
Chair TBC

12:30-12:50 Presentation: 40th Anniversary of the Grenadian Revolution (Steve Cushion)

12:50-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:50 PANEL THREE: Conflict and Oppression

JEGIC, DENIJAL Angry, White, Zionist – The Euro-American Far-Right in Palestine
ROIBAL FERNÁNDEZ, FRANCA Troika of Tyranny: Propaganda and Brainwashing in Today’s World
BRADBURY, PABLO Resistance to Argentine State Terror and the British Left
Chair TBC

14:50-15:10 Coffee

15:10-16:30 PANEL FOUR: Navigating Intermediaries

ROONEY, ISABELLA Gendering the Revolution: Bohemia, Power and Culture in Post-Revolutionary Cuba (1960-85)
WEAVER, ELLEN Representations of the Bumidom: Reembodied histories in Jessica Oublié and Marie-Ange Rousseau’s bande dessinée, ‘Péyi an nou’
MILES, PENNY Sebastián Lelio’s Una Mujer Fantástica: Intimate Citizenship, Trans Activism and the Gender Identity Law in Chile

16:30-16:50 Coffee

16:50-18:10 PANEL FIVE: Radical Identities and Methods

CLAYTON, OWEN Puns, Politics, and Pork Chops: The ‘insignificant magnitude’ of T-Bone Slim
AMARA, SHENEEZ Method: Anti-racist Feminism and Latin American Studies
BICKERS, GEORGE FRANCIS The Oakland Panther’s Performative Occupations as Anti-State Spatial Resistance and (De)Construction
Chair TBC

18:10-18:30 Drinks Break

18:30-20:00 Plenary Panel: Conjunctural Crises and the Left: Drugs, Violence and Racism in the Americas (Participants TBC)
Chaired by William Booth

20:00 Conference Dinner and Drinks