The final workshop took place on July 20th, 2015 at the Institut Français, London. It brought together a number of internationally recognised experts on the work of French theorists Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari to discuss their magnum opus, A Thousand Plateaus (1980). Five philosophers each took up one of the ‘plateaus’ that make up A Thousand Plateaus, exploring its significance and opening it up to wider discussion.
Many thanks to Andy Conio, who was kind enough to pass on his recordings of several of the talks on the day (available below).
- 10.00am Registration
10.30-11.30 Prof. Nathan Widder (Royal Holloway, University of London): Faciality
11.30-12.30 Dr. Helen Palmer (Goldsmiths): Three Novellas
Chair: Henry Somers-Hall
- 12.30-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-14.30 Dr. Simon O’Sullivan (Goldsmiths): Becoming Animal
14.30-15.30 Dr. Henry Somers-Hall (Royal Holloway, University of London): Smooth and Striated Spaces
Chair: Helen Palmer
- 15.30-16.00 Coffee
16.00.-17.00 Prof. Ray Brassier (AUB): Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines
Chair: Nathan Widder
- We will be moving on to the Anglesey Arms after the workshop – you’re welcome to join us there.
Details of how to register for the conference can be found on the Institut Français website here:
There is a nominal charge of £3 to attend the workshop, and places are limited. Coffee between the afternoon sessions is included in the registration fee.
We would like to thank the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, the Institut Français, Edinburgh University Press, and the Mind Association for supporting this event.