CfP: Deleuze Studies in Asia (2015)

The Third International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference (http://deleuze2015.manipal.edu) will be held at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, India from June 5 to June 7, 2015. The Third International Deleuze Camp in Asia will be organised as part of the conference in the same venue from May 29 to June 2, 2015.

The theme of this conference “Inter-national, Inter-connection, Inter-operativity” points to three key problems of our age: the interaction between nations, between people and machines, and between differently constituted systems. It invites us to think about the different ways in which Deleuze and Guattari’s thought enables us to conceptualise the present world, paying particular attention to the powerful North/South and East/West segmentations that operate today, as well as the transversal and rhizomatic lines that pass through, between and around them. Recognising that there is no single way of answering these problematics, the conference invites participants to consider a global range of topics distributed over a wide and aberrant epistemic territory of science, metaphysics, politics, art, history, cinema, literature, culture, race, ethnicity and so on. This conference aims to bring together a set of professional scholars and amateur aspirants to reflect upon these areas with specific focus on the possibilities, challenges, difficulties and connections raised by them.

Topics
Bionics and Deleuze
Surveillance and Postcapitalism
Time, Memory and Desire in Asian Histories
Post-colonial Differentials and Ethnic Fragmentation in Asia
Gender, Culture, Identity and Politics
Transversality and Deterritorialization of Asian Religions and Philosophies
Asian Societies as Hierarchical Assemblages
Art, Cinema and Literature
Asia, Globalism and Crisis of Capitalism
Objects, Multiplicity and Simulacrum

Abstract should be around 250 words and presentation will be of twenty minutes.

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