Schizoanalysis and Visual Culture

Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory

Venue: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Dates: June 1st - June 2nd 2010

What is schizoanalysis and how might it be applied to the analysis of contemporary visual culture?

This question is both daunting in its complexity and exciting in terms of the possibility for a whole new way of thinking about visual culture it offers. Answering it seems to require that we experiment with Deleuze and Guattari’s ideas and concepts to produce our own new syntheses adequate to the demands of the present creative, historical and theoretical conjuncture we find ourselves in today. That is the challenge this symposium will take up by bringing together some of the most creative and exacting scholars working in the twin fields of Deleuze studies and film studies today.

Abstracts should be sent to the conference convenor Ian Buchanan by January 31, 2010.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Felicity Colman (Manchester Metropolitan)

Dr Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)

Dr Richard Rushton (University of Lancaster)

Professor Tom Conley (Harvard University)

Professor David Rodowick (Harvard University)

Professor Mirjam Schaub (The Free University of Berlin)

Professor Paola Marrati (Johns Hopkins University)

Professor Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam)