Taking Flight: assembling, becoming, queering Deleuze Studies Conference and Camp
Taking Flight speaks to Deleuze and Guattari’s petition to leave bounded territories and to connect and to create and to “establish a logic of the AND.” Privileging intense and transformative encounters with others, they ask us not to cling to the state apparatus that reinforces the normative or the binary machines which rigidify us (man-woman, adult-child, straight-queer etc.), but to invent more supple and fluid connections, which, in turn, create new concepts, new thought, and new experiences. This invitation for anomalous creations and diversifications across and beyond disciplines ruptures genealogies, totalities, and unifications. It opens up trajectories of odd, unforeseen–queer–manoeuvres in connection with other disciplines, but also within Deleuze and Guattari’s own oeuvre. In taking flight, this conference seeks to open up a set of cross-disciplinary questions, exploring all those “wild creation[s]” and deterritorializations that emerge in their encounter with Deleuze-Guattarian philosophy. This conference invites participants to queer the texts of Deleuze and Guattari, to experiment with new and unusual readings of their work.
The conference will take place from 19-21 June 2017. The camp will take place in the week prior to the conference, from 12-16 June 2017.
For information about abstract submission, please visit: https://deleuze2017.wordpress.com/
For inquiries, please contact: DeleuzeStudies2017@wlu.ca