CFP: 2012 Kaifeng International Deleuze Conference


2012 Kaifeng International Deleuze Conference
May 18, 2012–May 21, 2012
Henan University,
Kaifeng, Henan, China

Keynote Speakers

Anne Sauvagnargues (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, France)
Ronald Bogue (University of Georgia, USA)
Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Brian Massumi (Université de Montréal)

Invited Speakers

Paul Patton (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Daniel W. Smith (Purdue University, USA)
Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Ian Buchanan (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Manola Antonioli (École Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Valenciennes, France)
Kim Sang-Hwan (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Chan-Woong Lee (Ewha Womans University, South Korea)
Timothy O’Leary (Hong Kong University)
Gao Jihai (Henan University, China)
Du Xiaozhen (Peking University, China)
Wang Minan (Beijing Foreign Languages University, China)
Jiang Yuhui (East China Normal University, China)


2012 Kaifeng International Deleuze Conference, hosted by College of Foreign Languages, Henan University, will be held in Kaifeng City, a famous ancient capital city of seven dynasties. We invite participation by Chinese and international scholars. This conference will provide an opportunity for Chinese and international scholars to exchange ideas around the work of Gilles Deleuze. Topics include:

  1. Interpretation of important Deleuzian concepts;
  2. Deleuze and cinema, art, philosophy, painting, literature, politics, music, religion, architecture, etc.;
  3. Deleuze and other poststructuralist philosophers such as Derrida, Foucault, etc.;
  4. Deleuze and psychoanalysis: Freud, Lacan, Guattari;
  5. Developing and transcending Deleuze: the application of Deleuzian ideas in Arts and Humanities disciplines in China and throughout the world.

We welcome individual abstracts as well as panel proposals from scholars both at home and abroad. An English version of the abstract is required for domestic scholars and scholars from other non-English speaking countries: it should be between 300 to 500 words. Keynote speeches (40-55 minutes) will be in English and Chinese with simultaneous translation. Those interested in participating in the conference should send a title, keywords and abstract to before October, 31, 2011. Those interested in proposing panel topics should send panel proposals to before October 31, 2011. Attendance at the conference will be limited so a selection will be made on the basis of abstracts submitted. Papers selected will be notified by December 1st 2011. The deadline for full conference papers (20-25 minutes) is March 15, 2012.

Conference fee: 150€, with half discount for MA and PhD candidates. Early birds will enjoy a 20% discount if paid before December 31, 2011. The conference fee will include meals, but not accommodation and other individual expenses. Excursions to Shaolin Temple will cost another 30€, and visits to Kaifeng City another 10€.

Conference Schedule:

Registration: May 18, 2012 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.);

Conference Sessions: May 19 until May 20 or 21 (depending on the number of participants), 2012;

Tours around Kaifeng City and excursions to Shaolin Temple will be available during the last two days.

Information on Shaolin Temple is available at: .

Accommodation: We have arranged for discounted offers at Zhongzhou International Jinming Hotel, which is within Jinming Campus of Henan University:

Standard room (two persons) costs 20€ each per night (including breakfast)
Small suite costs 50€ per night (including breakfast)
Luxurious suite costs 80€ per night (including breakfast)

The rooms will be arranged by Henan University.

The Board of Organizing Committee:

Chairman: Prof. Paul Patton (University of New South Wales, Australia);
Vice Chairmen: Prof. Chen Yongguo (Tsinghua Univerisity, China) and Prof. Gao Jihai (Henan University) ;
Executive Assistants: Dr. Yin Jing, Dr. Zhang Jinghui, (Henan University).

For further inquiries, please contact

Dr. Yin Jing,
College of Foreign Languages
Henan University
85 Minglun Street,
Kaifeng, Henan, 475001, P. R. China.

Email: (preferred)

For further information, please contact Yin Jing at:, or visit the conference website which will be available shortly.


College of Foreign Languages, Henan University

People’s Republic of China

July 18, 2011