Call for Papers: Intensities and Lines of Flight

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts

May 4-6, 2012

King’s University College and The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada


Constantin Boundas (Trent University)
Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Jay Lampert (University of Guelph)
More to be announced….

The Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy, King’s University College, along with the McIntosh Gallery at the University of Western Ontario invite proposals and submissions for a conference focusing on the intersection of the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the arts. We seek to explore:

1.      Critical assessments of Deleuze and Guattari’s aesthetic theory
2.      The legacy of and contemporary engagement with key themes and concepts of the Deleuzo-Guattarian philosophical framework as they come to bear upon and are influenced by the arts, including literature, film, poetry, music, dance, aesthetic theory, visual and media arts, painting and sculpture. Art here is broadly understood.
3.       The connection between Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy and art, and how they may be used to further discussion of contemporary issues in politics, economics, environmental studies, social theory and philosophy.

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, and performance pieces.  Abstracts should be between 500-750 words.

Please send all abstracts and inquiries to:

Antonio Calcagno, PhD
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
King’s University College
266 Epworth Avenue
London, ON  N6A 2M3
CANADA (Email preferred)

Tel: 519-433-3491 x 4533
Fax: 519-433-0353

DEADLINE: December 15, 2011