‘Fascism & the International: The Global Order Yesterday and Tomorrow.’


Organisers: Rose Parfitt (Kent/Melbourne), with help from Mia Tamarin (Kent).


* Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time *  

Pre-workshop tour of the exhibition at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, with Patricia Leighten (Duke University), one of the exhibition’s curators during its first iteration at LACMA, Los Angeles.

* Keynote 1 *

Rafael Barajas Durán (‘El Fisgón’), ‘Fascism in Mexico, from the foundation of Acción Nacional to the Neoliberal Right.’

* Mexico: Fascism, Violence, Resistance *

Miguel Rábago Dorbecker (Los Andes University, Colombia; Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht un Völkerrecht, Germany): ‘Ulises Criollo: José Vasconcelos, Race and Fascism in Mexico.’

Screening: ‘En la noche, de los relámpagos’ (‘at night, lightening’), by Helena Chávez Mac Gregor (with Cuauhtemoc Medina and Teatro Ojo), in conversation with Miguel Rábago.

* Race, Gender, Capitalism and Fascism in the Construction of an International Legal Order *

Reut Yael Paz (Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany): ‘Exploring (M)otherness through International Law: Lessons from the “Mothers of the Fatherland”?’

Ntina Tzouvala (Melbourne Law School, Australia): ‘The Golden Dawn and White (Inter)Nationalism.’

John Reynolds (National U. of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland): ‘White Nationalist Internationalism? White Slaves, White Genocide, White Zionism.’

Hannah Franzki (Bremen University, Germany):‘Outlawing the State, but not the Market: Criminal Trials and the Political Economy of the Last Argentine Dictatorship (1976-1983).’

* Inside (Neo)Fascism: Gender, Law, Society *

Ruth Cain (Kent Law School, UK): ‘@Nero: Alt-Right Masculinities and the “Cancellation of the Future”.’

Chiara Giorgi (University of Genova, Italy): ‘Fascist Social Policies in International Context.’

Andityas Soares de Moura Costa Matos & Joyce Karine de Sá Souza (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil): ‘Survivals of Nazi-fascism: the Authoritarian Basis of the Current Legal Theory and its Origin in the Legal Thinking of German Nazism.’

* Keynote 2 *

Mark Antliff (Duke University, US): ‘Pacifism, Realism, and Pathology: An Anarchist Critique of Fascism during World War Two.’

* Fascist Space, Fascist Normativity *

Lidia Santarelli (Princeton University, US):‘War, Revolution, and Empire: The Fascist Myth of the World’s New Order.’

Dominik Nagl (Universität Mannheim, Germany): ‘Geopolitical Discourse, International Law and the Concept of Space in Nazi Germany.’

Kojo Koram (Birkbeck University, UK): ‘The Francoist origins of American International Law.’

Robert Knox (University of Liverpool, UK): ‘Boomeranging Imperialism? Race, Accumulation and the Construction of Fascist International Law.’

* Law versus Art; Time versus Space;

Fascism versus Freedom *

Jordan Amirkhani (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, US): ‘Fascism in Fantasy: Francis Picabia and the End of Dada.’

Alicja Rogalska (Iaspis, Sweden; Artsadmin, UK): ‘A Different Kind of Futurism: Contemporary Art and Anti-Fascist Struggles.’