Lecture by William Marotti "One Station from Yoyogi: Revolution and Abjection in Shinjuku, 1968"
William Marotti is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the East Asian Studies Program at UCLA. He received his doctorate in 2001 from the University of Chicago and is the author of Money, Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan (Duke University Press, 2013)—a study that addresses the politics of culture and everyday life in Japan in the early 1960s with particular emphasis on avant-garde artistic production and performance. His new project follows this work with an expanded consideration of politics and violence during the Global Sixties.
Sponsored by the Department of History.