- Created on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 14:44
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:
- Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:09
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: http://www.oslit.nl/graduate-seminar-on-gilles-deleuze-and-cultural-studies/
- Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:17
What is the idea of the university today? What kind of possible futures can we envision for knowledge production in general and for the Humanities in particular?
Centre for the Humanities invites you to investigate these and other related questions during The Idea of the University conference, which will take place in Utrecht on 19-20 Spetember, 2013.
Speakers are among others:
The futurist Gerd Leonhard on the future of knowledge
Journalist Alexander Still on the future of the past
Philosopher Henk Oosterling on the public role of the intellectual
With this conference we hope to engage young or starting academics and intellectuals who are interested in the future of the university, who are worried about the future of the Humanities and who would like to think with us on the public role of the intellectual.
Participation is free of charge, lunches are included.
For more information and registration visit: http://cfhutrecht2013.com/the-idea-of-university/
- Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:02
Distinguished Professor Rosi Braidotti received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Linköping, Sweden, on 17 May. The university bestowed the high distinction of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa on her for her groundbreaking philosophical work, in particular in the field of gender studies.
During an official ceremony in Linköping she received a laurel wreath and a ring. The university praised her key contributions to continental philosophy at the intersection with cultural politics, social and political theory in general, and to feminist philosophy and intersectional gender studies in particular. As a pioneer in European women's studies, she has been inspirational for the start up and development of the international Gender Excellence Centre at Linköping University.
For more information in Dutch as well as some photos, please see: