Thinking Through Deleuze Conference

Faculty of Humanities




Thinking Through Deleuze Conference

“Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism”

February 6-8, 2015 - Four Points at Sheraton St. Catharines 

 

“Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism” is a transdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the multitude of ethical and social problems posed by capitalism and its global political order. This global order has marked a shift to what some have called a network society (Castells), a society of control (Deleuze and Foucault), and a new order of Empire (Hardt and Negri). Globalization has radically changed how we understand social life, including how we understand and represent subjectivity, citizenship, and community. 

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Rosi Braidotti - Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. 

Cesare Casarino - Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. 

Steven Shaviro - DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. 

 

Draft Conference Program: brocku.ca/webfm_send/33703

Please note: all sessions and keynote talks will take place at the Four Points at Sheraton St. Catharines (3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold)

Registration: coming soon

Practical information (accommodation, transportation): brocku.ca/webfm_send/33650

Contact us: deleuze.canada@gmail.com 

 

Organizers: Malisa Kurtz, Terrance McDonald, Christine Daigle, Stefan Dolgert, David Fancy, Hans Skott-Myhre

 

Sponsors:

Office of Research Services, Brock University (SSHRC Institutional Special Purpose Grant)

The Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS), Brock University 

Humanities Research Institute (HRI), Brock University 

Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Brock University

Faculty of Graduate Studies, Brock University

Departments, centres and programs: English, Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD,  Modern Languages, Literature, and Culture, Philosophy, Political Science, Studies in Comparative Literature and the Arts, Women's and Gender Studies.

 

 

 

Information on keynote speakers: 

Rosi Braidotti (B.A. Hons. Australian National University, 1978; PhD, Université de Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1981; Honorary Degrees Helsinki, 2007 and Linkoping, 2013) is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. Her latest books are: The Posthuman, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013; Nomadic Subjects, New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2011a (second, revised ed.) and Nomadic Theory. The Portable Rosi Braidotti. Columbia University Press, 2011b. 

Cesare Casarino is Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis (2002), co-author (with Toni Negri) of In Praise of the Common: A Conversation on Philosophy and Politics (2008), co-editor of the volume of essays Marxism Beyond Marxism (1996), as well as senior editor of the journal Cultural Critique. He has published widely on literature, cinema, and philosophy. 

Steven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of Connected, Or, What It Means To Live in the Network Society (2003), Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics (2009), Post-Cinematic Affect (2010), and The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism (forthcoming, 2014). He blogs at The Pinocchio Theory <http://www.shaviro.com/Blog>. 

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