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Call for Papers: NZGS/IAG Conference, Auckland, 11-14 July 2018

Sponsored by IAG Cultural Geography Study Group

Session title: Human Geophilosophy? Deepening the Dialogue with Deleuze and Guattari

Session organisers: Ryan Jones (University of Newcastle) and Ryan Frazer (University of Wollongong)

Deleuze and Guattari’s geophilosophy is having a profound impact on human geography. It has provided impetus to non-representational theory and derivations of ‘assemblage’ have achieved widespread currency in several sub-fields. Deleuze described assemblage as constituting the underlying unity of his work with Guattari, though their four volumes are replete with ideas that cut across disciplines and invite us to rethink familiar problems. Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts have been used to address questions of race, national identity, and the politics of the Anthropocene. From faciality and abstract machines, becoming-animal and the body without organs, their conceptual virtuosity provides diverse modes of engaging with a broad range of geographical concerns. This session seeks to deepen the antipodean dialogue with Deleuze and Guattari by engaging their broader suite of concepts and practices. It invites theoretical and empirically focused papers that speak to the following questions: 

• What consequences does Deleuze and Guattari’s geophilosophy have for the thought and practice of geographical research? 
• What is the practical utility of employing their wider concepts in the study of socio-spatial processes and forms? 
• Can their thought help us pose and address new problems and questions for research? 

In addition to the paper sessions, we are also planning a discussion panel on the same topic. Please contact Ryan J and Ryan F if you are interested in being part of this panel.

Please send abstracts (max 250 words) to ryan.m.jones@uon.edu.au and rf221@uowmail.edu.au by 30 March, 2018.

Ryan Frazer
PhD Candidate
School of Geography and Sustainable Communities | Faculty of Social Sciences 
University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
Ph +61 411 803 583  Tw @ryangfrazer