Conference CFP


The year of the 12th Annual Deleuze & Guattari conference marks the 50th anniversary of three crucial events in the development of their work that would have lasting impact: Deleuze’s publication of his second major work The Logic of Sense; Guattari’s composition of his ‘Machine and Structure’, which critically reviewed both that work and Deleuze’s earlier Difference and Repetition; and the pair’s first face-to-face meeting.  The conference theme aims to capture this important point of transition that sees the close of Deleuze’s earlier solo career and the beginning of Deleuze and Guattari’s collaboration, which brings with it their break with structuralism and psychoanalysis as well as explorations of whole new areas of aesthetics, ethics, politics, archaeology, science, evolutionary theory, and more.

We seek contributions that examine the changes brought about by Deleuze and Guattari’s encounter, including the new terminology that, separately and together, they introduce and explore.  But we also are interested in contributions that can uncover the less apparent and perhaps underappreciated continuities that connect the Deleuze and Guattari’s earlier and later works.  At the same time, as the conference is the main annual event for Deleuze and Guattari scholars across all fields and disciplines, we are open to high quality contributions on all aspects of Deleuze and Guattari’s work, as well as scholarship that draws on it, that can engage the conference participants and add to the event.  There are already plans for panels revisiting Deleuze and Guattari’s relationship to feminist thought by way of recent work on the body, new materialism, and incorporeality, and exploring the role of Yasujiro Ozu in Deleuze’s Cinema 2 (following a screening of Ozu’s ‘Late Spring’ on the first evening).

Paper proposals: Please send an abstract of up to 250 words and a brief bio with institutional details of up to 150 words.  Speakers will be allotted 30 minutes, and we would expect a 20-minute paper, allowing 10 minutes for questions.

Panel proposals: Please send a panel title a 250-word description of the panel’s aims and of how its papers link together. Please also include paper abstracts and bios of the same word lengths as above.  Panels will be 90 minutes and should normally consist of three speakers.

We are open to non-traditional presentation formats, but please spell them out in any proposal.  All conference rooms will have standard AV equipment.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, 14 January 2019 (decisions by 14 February)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Friday, 1 February 2019 (decisions by 1 March)



Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom