This workshop series is now completed. We feel that a great deal has been achieved and further workshops are planned both on new topics and developing the work done here. Read reports and join the ongoing discussion by clicking here.
Reading Group Workshops - on the Essays of Gilles Deleuze
Location: QM167, Queen Mary Building, Greenwich Maritime Campus (see below for how to register)
6. Monday, 26th February
Text: 'Spinoza and the Three "Ethics"', Essays Critical and Clinical.
Presentation by Matthew Astill (Greenwich) on 'Spinoza and the Three "Ethics"'
Read the presentation and the workshops discussion here.
5. Monday, 19th February
Text: 'The Actual and the Virtual' , Gilles Deleuze & Claire Parnet, Dialogues II, Continuum, London, 2002, pp. 112-5. (N.B. this piece does not appear in the first edition of Dialogues, only in Dialogues II)
Presentation by Nick Midgeley on 'The Actual and the Virtual.'
You can access this text online here.
(many thanks to Nick for this).
Read a report of the workshop discussion here.
Monday, 12th February - No Workshop.
4. Monday, 5th February
Text: 'On Four Poetic Formulas That Might Summarise the Kantian Philosophy,' Essays Critical and Clinical and also included in Kant's Critical Philosophy as the preface.
Presentation by Edward Willatt (Greenwich) entitled 'Discordant Accord: Faculties Taken To Their Limits in Four Poetic Formulas'
Read the presentation, a report of the workshop's discussion and comment here.
3. Monday, 29th January
Text: 'Bartleby; or, The Formula', Essays Critical and Clinical.
Presentation by Neil Chapman (Reading) on 'Bartleby; or, The Formula'
An online copy of Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' is available here.
Read a report of the workshop and comment here.
2. Monday, 22nd January
2. Monday, 22nd January
Text: 'The Method of Dramatisation', Desert Islands and Other Texts.
Presentation by Matt Lee (Greenwich) on 'The Method of Dramatisation'
An online copy of the essay, a different translation to the one included in Desert Islands, is available here.
Read the presentation, a report on the workshop's discussion and comment here.
1. Monday 15th January
Text: 'The Exhausted', Essays Critical and Clinical.
Presentation by Edward Willatt (Greenwich) '"A fantastic decomposition of the Self" - Deleuze on individuation in The Exhausted.'
Read this presentation, a report on the workshop's discussion and comment here.
Workshop Format, CFP and Registration
These innovative workshops of Deleuze’s essays will explore texts upon which relatively little work has been done but which have a great variety, depth and intensity. The collections from which essays will be selected are
- Essays Critical and Clinical
- Desert Islands and Other Texts: 1953-1974
- Two Regimes of Madness: Texts and Interviews 1975-1995
- Pure Immanence: Essays on A Life.
The format will involve a short presentation on one essay each week, in depth discussion and the posting of notes online at dialogues at greenwich.
CFP: An invitation is extended to those who would like to give a presentation on one of Deleuze’s essays. E-mail email@example.com to discuss a title and date.
All sessions will be held on the Greenwich Maritime campus. The sessions are FREE and open to all but please REGISTER beforehand if you are not already a member of Greenwich University or the Volcanic Lines deleuzian research group – email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an information pack.
Organised by Greenwich University Philosophy Department