issue #3. deleuze in the land of palm trees.

DELEUZE IN THE LAND OF PALM TREES  (port. version)
Geography of difference, philosophical winds and intensive encounters in Brazil

Prepared especially for deleuze international this ensemble of articles and interviews introduces to the philosophical production related to Gilles Deleuze in Brazil. In ‘the land of the palm trees’, or Pindorama, as its indigenous inhabitants, the Tupi-Guarani, used to call their country, the reception of Deleuze’s writings started flourishing at the end of the 1960ies. Thanks to the translations of important scholars of Deleuze and Guattari almost all of their works are today available to the Brazilian reader. Beyond this, a considerable variety of books, articles, symposia and, most of all, the widespread activity in philosophy and arts departments of universities located between the Amazon and Paraná rivers inspire the still increasing interest in the transformational potential of the concepts created by these French thinkers. The articles here assembled were authored by major exponents of the reception and reflection about Deleuze’s philosophy in Brazil: Roberto Machado, Luiz Orlandi and Peter Pál Pelbart.

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issue #3. Deleuze na terra das palmeiras.

DELEUZE NA TERRA DAS PALMEIRAS

Geografia da diferença, ventos filosóficos e encontros intensivos no Brasil

A maravilha das entradas múltiplas Entrevista com Robert Machado

A geografia do pensamento filosófico por Roberto Machado

Memórias de um jardim de Epicuro Entrevista com Luiz B. L. Orlandi

Um gosto pelos encontros por Luiz B.L. Orlandi

Da polinização em filosofia por Peter Pál Pelbart

Organização, entrevistas e traduções por Wolfgang Pannek

Preparado especialmente para deleuze international, este conjunto de artigos e entrevistas introduz à produção filosófica relacionada a Gilles Deleuze no Brasil. Na ‘Terra das Palmeiras’, ou Pindorama, como seus habitantes indígenas, os Tupi-Guarani, costumavam chamar seu país, a recepção dos escritos de Deleuze começou a florescer no final dos anos 1960. Graças às traduções de importantes pesquisadores de Deleuze e Guattari, hoje quase todas as suas obras estão à disposição do leitor brasileiro. Além disso, uma variedade considerável de livros, artigos, simpósios e, sobretudo, o estudo nos departamentos de filosofia e de arte em universidades localizadas entre os rios Amazonas e Paraná inspiram um interesse crescente no potencial transformador dos conceitos criados por esses pensadores franceses.  Os artigos aqui reunidos são da autoria de expoentes destacados da recepção e reflexão sobre a filosofia de Deleuze no Brasil: Roberto Machado, Luiz B. L. Orlandi e Peter Pál Pelbart.

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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.

CfP: Daughters of Chaos: Practice, Discipline, A Life

8th international Deleuze Studies conference, Sweden. 29th of June – 1st of July 2015

‘Daughters of chaos’ describes the filial role with which Gilles Deleuze and his collaborator Félix Guattari have anointed the disciplines of philosophy, science and art, suggesting that disciplinary formations and their respective practices enable us to make sense of the diverse cultural and natural phenomena of local environments in relation to collective global concerns. “In short,” Deleuze and Guattari explain “chaos has three daughters, depending on the plane that cuts through it: these are the chaoids – art, science, and philosophy – as forms of thought or creation.” The disciplines of philosophy, science and art are said to be the disciplines that enable the capture of what Deleuze and Guattari, in reference to the ancient Greek notion, call chaos. The daughters support the emergence of order out of a fundamental chaos; they are like guides who assist us to make sense of things and to act together to manifest new subjectivities, social relations and environments. The three disciplines specifically cited by Deleuze and Guattari do not exhaust the broad range of territories of knowledge that the legacy of Deleuze, and also Guattari, has infiltrated. Rather than emphasizing just three disciplines we assume instead a multi-disciplinary matrix with many distinct but also many overlapping concerns. Daughters of Chaos, the 8th International Deleuze Studies conference, proposes to create a space of encounter between diverse disciplines by placing an emphasis on those habits, refrains and practices by which disciplines achieve their consistency, in turn enabling the sustainable work of composing new worlds to be undertaken.

The proposed subtitle of the conference is: practice, discipline, a life, by which we hope to draw attention to a contemporary ‘ecology’ of research practices all with their distinct requirements and obligations and environmental concerns. We also suggest that a practice is composed of habits and assumptions that are built up in relation to a specific research environment, in relation to both natural and cultural constraints and forces. That is to say, when addressing the ‘environment’ this pertains not only to natural settings or our constructed urban, rural, or other environments of human and non-human inhabitation, but also to social and work-based environments, and how these impact on mental or subjective health. We understand that ‘practice’ suggests an activity that is necessarily repeated so that experience and expertise can be achieved, but many implicit assumptions are also maintained where practices become overly habitual and resistant to critique or else curtailed by their local environments. Practices, once established and broadly recognized, inform a specific discipline into which researchers are effectively initiated and in which they are required to position themselves and their research work in order to argue for their specific contribution. Discipline also suggests the way in which researchers are ‘disciplined’ or encouraged to behave in one way rather than another, to direct their research questions here rather than there, and are rewarded accordingly, for instance, with grants and research positions. A life is the most elusive of the concepts we draw upon in our subtitle, but also the place where it turns out that everything is at stake. What constitutes a life; how it comes to be biopolitically measured at the scale of populations; how life is constrained and/or activated, also ‘disciplined’; the ways in which life is becoming increasingly captured by forms of intellectual property ownership; and crucially, how diverse instantiations of life are played out in different environmental contexts, these are questions that touch upon all the disciplines, especially in terms of ethico-aesthetic approaches to research.

With this event, composed of conference and camp, we propose to take the challenge of ‘transdisciplinarity’ seriously, both in its relation to practices and in its promise to transform disciplines prepared to encounter one another.
we invite individual proposals for papers, panel proposals, as well as alternative approaches to presentation formats, such as dialogues, discussions, performative pieces and participatory actions.

Abstracts should be 300-500 words. Biographical statements and affiliations should be approximately 100 words.

Further preliminary information contact helene.frichot[AT]arch.kth.se.
http://daughtersofchaos.net