Posted: Friday, 24th February 2012
THE UNIVERSITY will be holding a weekend workshop on the studies of 20th Century French Philosopher Gilles Deleuze.
It will be jointly organised by the English Department and the History, Politics and Philosophy Department, helping to highlight the University’s reputation as a leading multi-disciplinary centre for Deleuze study.
Gilles Deleuze is regarded as one of the most important continental philosophers of the 20th Century, who not only engaged with traditional philosophical questions, but also provided important interpretations of leading 20th Century artists, such as James Joyce, Marcel Proust and Franz Kafka.
Deleuze study has grown rapidly in the English-speaking world in the last few years and staff within the departments will be able to showcase and share the University’s expertise as a research centre.
Henry Somers-Hall, senior lecturer in Philosophy, said the weekend would place MMU at the forefront of Deleuze study: “MMU is the natural place for this conference as research in this area is an active project in at least three departments: English, Philosophy and Art & Design.”
Several internationally leading Deleuze scholars will be speaking at the event as well as researchers who are newer to this field. Attendees can expect a unique blend of cross faculty Deleuze study with each day covering Philosophy and English; bridging the gap between single faculty studies.
This event will be a great opportunity for the Deleuze community to come together and share ideas. Attending will be students, graduates and academics from MMU, The University of Manchester, Salford, Warwick, Cardiff, St Andrew’s and elsewhere.
Among the speakers is Dr Felicity Colman who presents on: The Image of Thought: Affective Politics
- The event will be held at The Engine House (International Anthony Burgess Foundation), Saturday 24th March – Sunday 25th March 2012.
To register your attendance, please email Helen Darby, email@example.com.