Deleuze & How to Live the Anti-Fascist Life and Endure the Pain

 

Rosi Braidotti and Rick Dolphijn

Deleuze Seminar 2017-2018

 

Academic year 2017-2018

Time: Wednesday afternoons, 13.00-16.00

Location: Stijlkamer van Ravensteijn, Kromme Nieuwe Gracht 80, Utrecht

University.

Organised by: the OSL (Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap) with the Centre for

the Humanities at Utrecht University

Convened by:  Professor Rosi Braidotti with Dr. Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht University) and student working groups (Discussion group “The Joyful Nomads”,…)

For more information about Deleuze seminars and other activities please consult the website of the Deleuze Circle: http://deleuzecircle.wp.hum.uu.nl/

 

Registration: please send an e-mail, including a biographical text of up to 100 words stating your affiliation and motivation for the seminar, to Paul Koopman, 

osl-fgw@uva.nl and Professor Braidotti’s assistant: gw.braidottiass@uu.nl.  

 

Format

The seminar consists of ten sessions in English which will run throughout the academic year 2017-2018 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.

 

Participants are expected to acquire the literature themselves, but wherever possible we will make pdf files available.

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

 

 

SESSION 1: Introduction to the non-fascist Life

(Braidotti & Dolphijn)

13 September 2017

 

Reading material:

  • Braidotti, R. 2016. “Don’t Agonise, Organise!” E-Flux

https://conversations.e-flux.com/t/rosi-braidotti-don-t-agonize-organize/5294

  • Preface to Anti-Oedipus by Michel Foucault.
  • Parr, Adrian. 2010. The Deleuze Dictionary, Revised Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburg University Press. Section on: “Fascism”

 

 

SESSION 2: The Despotic State Machine

(Braidotti & Dolphijn)

11 October 2017

 

Reading Material:

  • Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari 1983 Anti-Oedipus. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (Originally published in 1972, by Les Editions de Minuit, Paris.). Chapter 3: “Savages, Barbarians Civilized Men”:
    • section 6: “The barbarian despotic machine”: p. 191-200;
    • section 9: “The civilized capitalist machine” and section 10: “Capitalist Representation”: p. 222-262

 

 

SESSION 3: Micropolitics

(Braidotti and Dolphijn)

8 November 2017

 

Reading material:

  • Deleuze and Guattari: “9 Micropolitics and segmentary”, A Thousand Plateaus, trans. Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987: p. 208-231.
  • Parr, Adrian. 2010. The Deleuze Dictionary, Revised Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburg University Press. Section on: “Micropolitics”
  • Parr, Adrian. 2010. The Deleuze Dictionary, Revised Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburg University Press. Section on: “Stratification”
  • Guattari: ‘Everybody wants to be a Fascist’, in: Lotringer, Sylvère (ed.) Chaosophy, Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), pp. 154-175 and 225-251.

 

 

 


SESSION 4: The Desire for a Strong Leader

(Braidotti and Dolphijn)

 13 December 2017

 

Reading Material:

 

 

SESSION 5: The Over-coding of Flows

(Student Working Group 1 presents)

14/21 February 2018

 

Reading Material:

  • The War machine (12: 1227: Treatise on Nomadology – the War Machine 351-387 (part I)

 

 

SESSION 6: Micro-Fascism and Fascist Desire

(Student Working Group 2 presents)

21 March 2018

 

Reading Material:

  • The War machine (12: 1227: Treatise on Nomadology – the War Machine 387-424 (part II)

 

 

SESSION 7: Segmentarity

(Braidotti & The Joyful Nomads?)

11 April 2018

 

Reading Material:

  • special issue of E-Flux #83 (June 2016) – 9 articles

http://www.e-flux.com/journal/83/

  • Parr, Adrian. 2010. The Deleuze Dictionary, Revised Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburg University Press. Section on: “Desire”

 

 


SESSION 8:  International Deleuze Studies Day in Utrecht  

16 May 2018

 

 

SESSION 9: Deleuze and Us

13 June 2018

 

Reading Material:

  • Braidotti: Nomadic Theory, ch. 11: “Sustainable Ethics and the Body in Pain”: 299-324.
  • Deleuze, Gilles. 1988. “Ch.2: On Difference between the Ethics and a Morality;
  • 3: The Letters on Evil (correspondence with Blyenbergh);
  • 6: Spinoza and Us”. In: Spinoza: Practical Philosophy. San Francisco: City Lights Books. (Originally published in 1970, by Presses Universitaires de France.)

 

 

SESSION 10: Final Presentation of all Projects

(Braidotti and Dolphijn)