The Kronstadt Moment - The Road to Damascus: an interdisciplinary conference on Conversion and Disenchantment

In the seminal collection of essays The God that Failed, Louis Fisher recounts the story of anarchist Alexander Berkman, who recalls the specific moment when he became an avowed enemy of the Bolsheviks – the bloody rebellion on the island of Kronstadt. For Berkman, this specific event defined the crisis point of his ideological faith; it was the moment of disenchantment, of a kind of “de-conversion”. Fisher appropriates this term to define his own moment of ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
The Department of Liberal Studies
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 to Saturday, April 27, 2013
Event Location: 
The New School for Social Research
Abstract due date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013
Categories: 
Graduate Conference
Interdisciplinary
Aesthetics
Anthropology/Sociology
Classical Studies
Cultural Studies
Film
TV
& Media
History
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