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The First International Deleuze Studies Conference



"One or Several Deleuzes?"

August 11-13, 2008

Location: Cardiff University

Participants include: Hanjo Berressem, Ronald Bogue, Claire Colebrook, Gary Genosko, Eleanor Kaufman, Janell Watson, Eugene Holland, Dorothea Olkowski, John Protevi, James Williams, Kenneth Surin, Richard Pinhas

Convened by: Ian Buchanan, Tom Harman, Tim Matts and Aidan Tynan

The incredible body of research on Deleuze’s work that has emerged in the past two decades - well over 130 books and literally thousands of articles - has created a situation in which it is no longer possible for a lone scholar to keep pace with new developments in the field. As scholars in disciplines as far flung from each other as musicology, organisational studies, philosophy and cultural studies embrace Deleuze this problem grows ever more intractable. Compounding matters further, Deleuze scholarship spans most languages. In the process there has appeared a highly contested variety of Deleuzes - there is the political Deleuze, the apolitical Deleuze, the philosophical Deleuze (who is a Kantian, a Nietzschean, a Spinozist, a Stoic, etc.), the phenomenological Deleuze, the activist Deleuze, and so on. Sponsored by the journal Deleuze Studies, the aim of this conference is to bring all these Deleuzes into communication.

Send panel proposals and abstracts to, the deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2008.