the territory in-between: 6. Deleuze Studies Conference

Traditionally, the concept of territory emerged both from the ethology of animal aggression and from a geopolitics of nations and their borders. Against this double root, the works of Deleuze/Guattari aimed for the idea of a transcendental earth, where expression is previous to aggression, and deterritorialized people more fundamental than any nation. Territory becomes a fundamental concept for several domains of thought. From this expressive conception of nature, the concept of territory and the twin concept of deterritorialization, allowed an immense theoretical shift beyond its strictly biological context, expanding its operative to a multitude of political, epistemological, aesthetic or anthropological problems.

This conference intends to think all those problems, departing from the concept of territory, and spreading to its multiple political, aesthetic, and scientific ramifications. But it intends to do so in a transversal way, excavating through all its more intriguing hiding places, and exploring all its possibilities, intricacies, configurations and connections. With this, we aim not only to deepen our knowledge of Deleuze’s theoretical legacy, but more importantly, to think the current moment in politics, art, metaphysics and science. In order to do so, this conference aims to bring together a wide range of researchers in philosophy, science, art and politics.

Preceding the conference, students can participate in the Deleuze Camp 7, which will take place from 1-5 July 2013, Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal.

Call For Papers

We welcome individual abstracts as well as panel proposals.
Possible approaches may include, among others:

  • Territory and contemporary metaphysics
  • Time, space and territory
  • Territory and artistic creation
  • Politics and territory
  • Territory and sense
  • Territorialized and deterritorialized bodies
  • Territory and its cartographies
  • Territory and Law

Important Dates



Friday, February 1st, 2013 (GMT)


Friday, February 15th, 2013 (GMT)

Abstract proposals must be less than 300 words. Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format. Include a title providing the author’s name, institution, and contact information




Friday, February 1st, 2013 (GMT


Friday, February 15th, 2013 (GMT)

Panel proposals must be less than 500 words and must include a brief description. Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format. Include a title providing each participants name, institution, and contact information. Length of individual presentations are to be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes.