CFP: [International] RESONANCE(S) A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosopy, Arts and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Emre Koyuncu
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We are pleased to announce a conference on Deleuze and Guattari which
will take place at Santral Istanbul (provided by Istanbul Bilgi
University) between April 22-24, 2010. You will find below the CFP with
the application deadline September 1, 2009.

A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosopy, Arts and Politics

The function of philosophy is to create concepts ... Creating
isn't communicating but resisting ... Creation takes place in choked
passages. G. Deleuze

Resonance as a nomadic concept in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari
still throws light and shades to our understanding of the problematical
relationship between philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis and arts on the
one hand, and the spectacle or the specular on the other. What kind of a
concept is resonance? Can it be theorised or should it simply be left
untheorised? What are its implications for the concept of a concept? What
are the conditions of its distribution in the work of Deleuze and
Guattari? If philosophy can deviate the thought from the rule of the
specular, as was attempted by the Situationists, "resonance" - as it
appears basically in The Logic of Sense - is perhaps already offering a
non-relational relationship between various pairs or binaries which,
especially in recent history and in the history of philosophy have
fettered thought to a sedentary regression. If the spectacle cannot be
maintained as such unless under certain philosophical, historical,
cultural and geographical conditions, what would be the role of resonance
in opening up new paths towards deterritorialisations particularly under
the light of an elusive concept of "resonance" on a plane of continuous

This conference is therefore an invitation to philosophers, theorists and
artists to reconsider the concept of resonance in the work of Deleuze and
Guattari and also to see its implications for a renewal of various
theories on sex, gender, identity, politics, history, literature,
science, topology, religion, visual arts, music, sound, media and
performance. Under what conditions does thought become specular and can
thought be forced to a maddening resonance so as to drive the critique of
specular towards, say, a "somnambulist" phase where the undecidable is
what lies between one's eyelids.

Such a reconsideration of "resonance" requires without doubt
deterritorialisations of not only Deleuze and Guattari's, but also
thought's relation to the philosophies of Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel,
Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Tarde, Bergson and Freud. A scrutinisation of
such relationships will not only reformulate the present theories but
hopefully will put forward new ones.

Panel proposals, individual proposals and performance proposals are
encouraged but not limited to following areas:

Madness, Schizo-analysis, Hysteria, Histrionics
Addiction, Altered states
Macro/Micro Perceptions
Year Zero
Minor literature

Send proposals (500 words) to:

Conference website:
(website will be continuously updated, please check regularly)

Zafer Aracagök
Dept of Graphic Design
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent, Ankara - Turkey
Tel: +90 312 290 32 50

Tugba Ayas, Firat Berksun, Irem Cagil, Emre Koyuncu, P. Burcu Yalim

Confirmed plenaries:
Arkady Plotnitsky, Claire Colebrook, Gary Genosko, Mahmut Mutman.

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