Graduate seminar on Gilles Deleuze and cultural studies 2013-2014

Centre for the Humanities and the OSL (Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap) are organising a graduate seminar on Gilles Deleuze and cultural studies, conveyed by Dr. Rick Dolphijn and Prof. Rosi Braidotti, with a guest speaker Prof. Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University). The first session will take place on 17th September 2013 (registration still open).

The seminar consists of eight sessions in English which will run throughout the academic year 2013-14 in Utrecht. Research masters and PhD students, as well as staff members, are welcome to participate. Students can get credits for their participation by attending regularly (attendance will be registered) and writing a final paper. Each session of the three-hour seminar will consist of an in-depth reading of a text by Gilles Deleuze (with or without Felix Guattari), sometimes alongside secondary texts by other theorists or philosophers. This year the Deleuze seminar will focus primarily on his philosophy of literature as developed in Deleuze’s last book publication: Essays Critical and Clinical to which we will add additional primary texts, notably Kafka and The Exhausted: Beckett. Starting with his ideas on literature and life we will focus every session on a major author of the recent past and see in what way Deleuze conceptualizes this authors writings and thus introduces us to a radically new theory of language. We will also be referring to selected sections of the Abécedaire  and other visual material.

For detailed program and registration see the Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap website.