Conference on Deleuze’s Cultural Encounters With the New Humanities

Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University and the Department of English & Technoscience Culture Research and Development Centre at Hong Kong Shue Yan University is pleased to announce a call for papers for the conference on Deleuze’s Cultural Encounters With the New Humanities. The conference will take place in Hong Kong on 9-12 June, 2014. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 January, 2014.

The organizers of this conference are inspired by Gilles Deleuze’s thought on how the traditional humanities could be revitalized through an emphasis on a nomadic encounter between the East and the West. To encounter is to see differently of the world; and true encounters are always with an outside, from roots to rhizomes. The conference is rooted in humanities studies of literature, various art forms, cultural texts such as media and films, etc, but the topics of studies flow over to concepts related to a revised humanities and particularly to the post‐human. The conference welcomes Deleuze scholars who explore into many of the ramifications of such a new humanities on the one hand, and on the other, those who aspire towards mapping and/or recreating cultural boundaries between the East and the West by experimenting with new concepts so as to create interassemblages between them. It is the conference’s mission to “dislocate” any sense of cultural centrism, meanwhile relocating the very edges of encounters or interfaces within the context of a
globalized, intercultural and sustainable nomadology in the 21st century and beyond.

Dowload the full call for papers here.