Monday, November 11, 2013

CFP: 7th International Deleuze Studies Conference

Models, Machines and Memories
Istanbul, July, 14-16th 2014

“Given a certain effect, what machine is capable of producing it? And given a certain machine, what can it be used for? (Deleuze and Guattari, Anti-Oedipus, 1977 [1972]:3)
Deleuze and Guattari crafted an immense ‘tool-box’ that we can deploy to interrogate existing knowledge, but also to create new knowledge. Envisioning the body as a little machine that could be ‘plug into’ other machines, to produce and re-produce itself again through each assemblages, Deleuze and Guattari invented a vast array of new machines with which to think the contemporary world: social-machines, desiring-machines, bachelor-machines, abstract machines, war-machines in the realm of production and reproduction, and so on, all leading to “a trans-spatial and trans-temporal plane of consistency”.
Deleuze and Guattari also introduced novel models of rhizomatic connections between machines, providing the possibility to transverse all diverse levels, by moving trans-linearly through the space and associating freely. Rather than “passive recordings”, memories emerge in Deleuze and Guattari’s work as machines. As Guattari put it, ”All memories are machines. All machines are memories.”
Models, Machines and Memories: 7th International Deleuze Studies Conference in Istanbul 2014 encourages participants to generate their own unique models, machines and memories of discussions in the fields of:
•Space, Architecture and Urban Planning
•Aesthetics and Artistic Practices,
•Film Studies,
•Digital Realm and New Media,
•Literature and Literary Criticism,
•Philosophy, Ontology and Metaphysics,
•Sociology and Politics,
•Gender Studies,
•Law Studies,
•Science and Technology,
Call for Papers and Panels: Deadline January, 20th 2014.
Length of presentations are to be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes. We do also welcome panel proposals. For early notification, submit your abstract or panel proposal (including abstracts) via Propose a Paper/Panel link.
Conference Chair and Camp/ Summer School Coordinator:
Dr. Emine Görgül, Istanbul Technical University
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