CfP: 2nd Annual Deleuze Studies Conference in Asia, 2014 Osaka

Deadline: 1 February, 2014

  • The Second International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference will be held at Toyonaka campus of Osaka University. The conference dates are Jun 6-8 2014.
  • The Second International Deleuze Camp in Asia (summer school) will also be hosted by Osaka University, May 31 to June 3, 2014.

Both programs will be conducted in English.

In Japan, Deleuze and Guattari’s work has been influential since the 1970s when their work first began to be translated. It experienced a big boom in 1980s and has grown in importance ever since. now, in this century, their work is discussed in a wide variety of fields, such as cultural studies, literary studies, politics, culture, art, architecture and environment.

The Deleuze Studies in Asia conference is organized with the aim of providing a platform for all researchers with an interest in Deleuze and Guattari’s work, especially in Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia) regardless of fields and intensions. Participation by researchers from Europe, America and Latin America is welcome, indeed it is hoped that this conference will generate many new “rhizomatic” connections across the many islands of thoughts we all derive from.

The main theme of the conference is “Island”. Island is a big issue not only in terms of Japan as an island country, but also for Deleuze studies, further, with reference to the subject of “individual”.

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