CFP: Affecting Deleuze: A Conference on the Ethics of Gilles Deleuze

Submission deadline: August 24, 2012

Conference date(s):
October 17, 2012 - October 21, 2012

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Conference Venue:

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

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Affecting Deleuze is a three-day conference that aims to focus on the practical philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, and on practices that engage the philosophy of Deleuze. We aim for papers that foreground a questioning of Deleuzian ‘ethics’ in relation to a thinking that might otherwise approach Deleuze as method or procedure in practical, or one might say, creative assemblages. How would ‘ethics’ differentiate itself from a politics and, more acutely, from a theory of the ethical?

We are calling for

Individual paper presentations — 20-minute papers/10-minute question time.
We will thematically group papers for 90-minute sessions Or

Panel/group presentations — 90 minutes organized according to your own inventiveness

Abstracts (250-300 words individual / up to 700 words for panel) will be blind reviewed

Abstract submission no later than Friday 24th August

Some possible themes to consider for a focus on Deleuze’s ethics

Deleuze’s Foucault: Power, knowledge, self
Ethics and the outside of thought (Deleuze and Blanchot)
Ideas of Reason (Kant and Deleuze)
Aesthetics and Ethics: Expression and affects
Deleuze with Guattari: Thinking a new earth
Spinoza’s multitudes: Negri and Deleuze

And with respect to a focus on working with Deleuze:

Space, design and ethics
The image of thought: affectivity and percepts
Sensations and matter: Bergson and freedom
Ethics and the post-cinematic
Societies of Control

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