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Add event to Calendar 09/12/2019 09/14/2019 Europe/Zurich The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967-1969 From the vantage point of fifty years later, the simple narrative of the hippie needs to be reexamined and problematized. The conference in the city where LSD was discovered asks if and how a death wish or a death drive was always already inscribed in the hippie movement. Are death, failure, and breakage an inherent vice of hippie culture (to use the title of Thomas Pynchon’s novel that deals with the end of the hippie era)?

The conference focuses on the years 1967–1969 and is not interested in reiterating the laments about the sell-out of the peace-and-love generation. Instead, it attempts to shed light on underexamined dark aspects of hippie culture while paying tribute to and honoring its achievements for a better, more holistic world.
University of Basel, Petersplatz, Basel, Switzerland true MM/DD/YYYY

The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967-1969

CFP Closes: May 31, 2019

Christian Hänggi
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Sep 12 - Sep 14
2019

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From the vantage point of fifty years later, the simple narrative of the hippie needs to be reexamined and problematized. The conference in the city where LSD was discovered asks if and how a death wish or a death drive was always already inscribed in the hippie movement. Are death, failure, and breakage an inherent vice of hippie culture (to use the title of Thomas Pynchon’s novel that deals with the end of the hippie era)?

The conference focuses on the years 1967–1969 and is not interested in reiterating the laments about the sell-out of the peace-and-love generation. Instead, it attempts to shed light on underexamined dark aspects of hippie culture while paying tribute to and honoring its achievements for a better, more holistic world.

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