Deterritorializing Deleuze - 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference - New Orleans, 25-27 June 2012

5th International Deleuze Studies Conference
Deterritorializing Deleuze
New Orleans, 25-27 June 2012

Hosted by Tulane University Department of Philosophy with Southeastern Louisiana University Department of History and Political Science.

The fifth annual Deleuze Studies Conference will continue to explore themes related to Deleuze and Deleuze and Guattari that have been the focus of previous conferences. In particular, this conference will bring together a wide range of researchers, writers, and artists who have each drawn inspiration from Deleuze’s work. More to the point, this conference will explore the relationships between philosophy, science, and art, examining how each practice needs the deterritorializing influence of the other. A central question of this conference will be to explore the role the texts of Deleuze (and Guattari) have played in the emerging debates and discussions within and among philosophy, science, and art. A further question will be how work within the various philosophical, scientific, and artistic disciplines has in turn pushed Deleuze studies in new, promising, and unpredicted directions.

The 2012 Deleuze Studies conference will be held in New Orleans, on the campus of Tulane University. New Orleans is a unique city with a vibrant cultural life that will provide a perfect setting for a number of the evening events that will be planned in conjunction with the conference. Hosting the conference in the United States for the first time will also provide an opportunity for the ever-increasing number of people working on Deleuze in North America to present their work.
Possible topics for presentation at the conference can include, but need not be limited to:
  • Philosophy and culture
  • Architecture and urban planning
  • Deleuze and analytic philosophy
  • Neuroscience and philosophy of mind
  • Aesthetics and artistic practice
  • Globalism and the crises of capitalism
  • Minor literatures and literary criticism
  • Philosophy, ontology, and metaphysics
  • Deleuze and the history of philosophy
  • Gender and politics
  • Problems in science and mathematics
  • Historiography and philosophy

Length of presentations are to be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes. We welcome panel proposals. For early notification, submit your abstract or panel proposal (including abstracts) to the conference organizer by February 1, 2012. We will accept abstract up to March 31.

Notifications of acceptance for those who submit by February 1 will be emailed by March 1, 2012, for those who submit by March 31 they will be notified by April 15..

Conference organizers: Professor Jeffrey Bell, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Professor Richard Velkley, Tulane University. For more information, contact Professor Bell at jbell@selu.edu.

Deleuze Camp
Preceding the conference students and scholars interested in the work of Gilles Deleuze are welcome to participate in Deleuze Camp 6 which will take place on 18-22 June 2012 in New Orleans. This venue will provide an opportunity for participants to engage with experienced scholars from different fields in readings of Deleuze’s texts. The Deleuze camp will also include a student forum where participants can present their own work and ideas. Spaces are limited. For applications and more information, contact Professor Bell.