Call for Papers: Deleuze & Guattari and the Economy (Rotterdam, May 14, 2020)

Call for Papers: Deleuze & Guattari and the Economy

Thursday, 14th of May 2020 in Rotterdam @

‘What do Deleuze and Guattari have to say about economics and the economy? After the last financial crisis — and in expectation of the next — issues concerning financialisation, mounting debts, fluctuating markets, and inequality remain as vexing as they were in the 70s and 80s. While Deleuze & Guattari might have hesitated to speak of ‘the’ economy, there can be little doubt that they would have much to say to the discursive formation that does employ this substantive. The argument raised in Anti-Oedipus against an economy isolated from material, affective, moral and political orders remains valid and valuable today and many strains of their analysis are echoed in contemporary developments (cryptocurrencies, precarisation, the issue of debt).

It is for this reason that we welcome abstracts of 500 words on the relation of the oeuvre of Deleuze and Guattari to the issue of ‘the economy’. The deadline is the 15th of March, 2020. Topic suggestions include:

● The role — or roles — of money in Anti-Oedipus, A Thousand Plateaus or other works

● The distinction theft/gift/debt and exchange

● The relation between finance and desire, affects and morality

● Deterritorialisation, markets and financialisation

● The relation between markets and the State

● Analysis of contemporary developments such as the debt crisis, cashless economy,

cryptocurrencies, etc.’

Abstracts may be sent to ​