A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy

Workshop 2: New Orleans
October 22nd, 2014, 1.30pm-6.00pm

InterContinental Hotel, 444 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

While Deleuze considers his later collaborations with Guattari to surpass his earlier solo projects, the reception of Deleuze’s thought in the philosophical world has been almost exclusively in terms of his early work. This project will aim to bring a renewed focus on the philosophical significance of Deleuze and Guattari’s later writings by providing a forum for discussion and analysis of their work, A Thousand Plateaus.

The workshop brings together some of the leading scholars on Deleuze to reconsider the philosophical value of this work. Each scholar will provide an introduction to aspects of a plateau, before opening it up to wider discussion. It is the second in a series of three workshops (the first being held in Dundee, September 2014, the third will be held in London, Summer 2015), the outcome of which will be a collaborative reading of A Thousand Plateaus, to be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2016.

The workshop will provide an excellent opening to SPEP 2014 for those interested in the work of Deleuze and Guattari.

Provisional Programme for the Pre-SPEP Workshop

1.30-2.10 The Smooth and the Striated

Dr. Henry Somers-Hall (Royal Holloway, University of London)

2.20-3.00 Body Without Organs

Prof. John Protevi (Louisiana State University)

3.30-4.10 Postulates of Linguistics

Prof. Jeffrey A. Bell (Southeastern Louisiana University)

4.20-5.00 One or Many Wolves

Prof. Brent Adkins (Roanoke College)

5.15-6.00 Regime of Signs

Prof. Eric Alliez (CRMEP/Kingston – Paris 8)

We would like to thank Edinburgh University Press for sponsoring this event.

If you would like to attend, or for more information, please contact Henry Somers-Hall (henry.somers-hall@rhul.ac.uk), or visit http://atpandphilosophy.wordpress.com