[D-G] *Deleuze: From Behind*

Bobby George bobbyjaygeorge at mac.com
Thu Nov 1 22:44:28 PDT 2007


Deleuze Studies Conference
Cardiff University, Wales
August 11-13, 2008


The deadline for abstracts or proposals to the *Deleuze: From Behind*
panel is Valentine's Day February, 2008.

What is proposed is a panel that doesn't suppose that Deleuze has
given us something, that doesn't suppose that our task, on the
receiving end, is either, as scholars, to figure out what he gave us,
or having accomplished that, to apply what he gave us to something he
didn't turn to. What is proposed is a panel, an assemblage of still
moving lines, each hoping to give back to Deleuze "a little of the
joy, the energy, the life of love and politics that only he knew how
to give and invent."

As the conference announcement makes clear, the academy is boiling
over with writings about Deleuze. As some scholars wage debates over
the precise character and historical roots of the concepts he gave us,
and as others, taking those concepts for granted, apply them to the
fields of art, architecture, literature, science, and music, one
wonders if, gratified as we all will be for the clarity provided by
these various investigations, one wonders if Deleuze, himself, might
still, somewhere, be weeping.

The first international Deleuze Studies conference should not be
sound: it should leak. Our panel will, in one little corner, start a
small flurry of flows that will contribute to the release of Deleuze.
All proposals and formats shall be considered and different media
presentations, such as performances, are encouraged.


Gordon Bearn
Bobby George

Gordon C. F. Bearn (Currently on sabbatical in the Philosophy
Department Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey(
Lehigh University
Bethlehem PA
gcb0 at lehigh.edu

Bobby George (Currently on leave at The Baan Dek Montessori, Sioux
Falls, South Dakota, USA)
Goldsmith's College
bobbyjaygeorge at mac.com

Conference Details:
August 11-13, 2008
Cardiff University, Wales

The incredible body of research on Deleuze's work that has emerged in
the past two decades - well
over 130 books and literally thousands of articles - has created a
situation in which it is no
longer possible for a lone scholar to keep pace with new developments
in the field. As scholars in
disciplines as far flung from each other as musicology, organisational
studies, philosophy and
cultural studies embrace Deleuze this problem grows ever more
intractable. Compounding matters
further, Deleuze scholarship spans most languages. In the process
there has appeared a highly
contested variety of Deleuzes - there is the political Deleuze, the
apolitical Deleuze, the
philosophical Deleuze (who is a Kantian, a Nietzschean, a Spinozist, a
Stoic, etc.), the
phenomenological Deleuze, the activist Deleuze, and so on. Sponsored
by the journal Deleuze Studies,
the aim of this conference is to bring all these Deleuzes into

Participants include:
Hanjo Berressem
Ronald Bogue
Claire Colebrook
Gary Genosko
Eugene Holland
Dorothea Olkowski
John Protevi
James Williams

Convened by Ian Buchanan
            Tim Matts and Aidan Tynan

Registration, accommodation options and program updates will be posted
on the web at:

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