5th International Deleuze Studies Conference (June 25-27, 2012), themed panel "Deleuze and Modernist Literature"
We seek papers that examine the ways Deleuze's reading of modernist literature influenced his philosophy for a proposed themed panel at the 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference, hosted by Tulane University. Particularly interesting would be papers that undertake a study of modernist writers who have been comparatively neglected (alongside those like Kafka, Proust, and Beckett) in the field of Deleuze studies, such as Alfred Jarry, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud, D.H. Lawrence, H.P. Lovecraft, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, William Faulkner, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others. Papers might examine questions of subjectivity (becomings-woman, -animal, -child, -molecular, -imperceptible) as it relates to sexuality, othering, imperialism, madness, the dream world, imagination, etcetera. Or, papers might take a more direct stance on aesthetics by making an argument concerning the way Deleuzean concepts like desire or the fold were inspired by modernist literature.
Send abstracts of 200-250 words to Laci Mattison at firstname.lastname@example.org and Chris Higgs at email@example.com by January 22, 2012. Selected abstracts will be included as a proposed panel/panels (pending acceptance) for the 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference hosted by Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana). Further information about the conference can be found here: http://deleuze2012.com/cfp.html.