Three-day conference on Deleuze and Guattari inaugurated as part of JMI Centenary Celebrations
A three-day Conference on the theme “Encountering the Social: Masquerades, Fluidities, and Becomings of Postcapitalism” organised and hosted by the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance (CCMG) in collaboration with Deleuze and Guattari Studies in India Collective was inaugurated today as part of Jamia Centenary Celebrations.
Earlier a three-day international camp titled, “Configuring the Posthuman TechnoscapesDigital, Virtual and the Machinic” under the aegis of the week-long Deleuze and Guattari World Congress 2020 was inaugurated on Feb. 17.
The inaugural plenary of the conference was delivered by Prof Leonard Lawlor, Pennsylvania State University, USA who was joined by Prof Daniel Smith, Purdue University, USA. The inaugural session was chaired by Prof Saima Saeed, Hony Director, CCMG. Conference Convenors, Prof Biswajit Das and Dr Manoj N Y delivered the welcome address and introduction to the conference respectively. Prof Joff P N Bradley, Teikyo University, Japan felicitated the participants. The inaugural plenary was chaired by Prof George Varghese, President, Deleuze and Guattari Studies in India Collective.
The three-day conference from Feb 20-22 comprising of 15 parallel and 11 plenary sessions has registered a huge presence of participants from across the world and India with over 70 papers being presented. Some key sessions include: Post-capitalism, micropolitics, new materialism and the anthropocene, quaking cinematics, parasitic micro-technologies and digital serfdom, ecosophy, space and semio-capitalism and applied Deleuze and Guattari in Asia among others.
The conference which hopes to investigate some of these themes from a Deleuzo-Guattarian perspective addresses the patrimonies of postcolonial India specifically within the integrated
economy and logic of postcapitalism functioning on a global level.