Conference Information

The conference program is available: DELEUZE STUDIES 2017 PROGRAM 9_FINAL

Abstracts and bios: Abstracts Bios_final

The conference will take place from 19-21 June 2017 at The 519 in Toronto.

The 519 is a LGBTQ* community centre in the heart of downtown Toronto and will be the venue for the conference.

Address: 519 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C9

Keynote speakers include:

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Ian Buchanan is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong. He is the founding editor of the journal of Deleuze Studies and editor of 4 book series relating to the work of Deleuze (Deleuze Connections [EUP], Plateaus [EUP], Schizoanalytic Applications [Bloomsbury] and Deleuze Encounters [Bloomsbury]). He is the author of Deleuzism (Duke University Press, 2000) and Readers’ Guide to Anti-Oedipus (Bloomsbury, 2008) as well as the co-editor of Deleuze and Feminist Theory (EUP, 2000), Deleuze and Literature (EUP, 2000), Deleuze and Music (EUP, 2004), Deleuze and Space (EUP, 2005), Deleuze and the Contemporary World (EUP, 2006), Deleuze and Politics (EUP, 2008), Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema (Continuum, 2008), Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Arts (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Literature (Bloomsbury, 2015). In addition he has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters on the work of Deleuze.

Kathryn Bond Stockton is Distinguished Professor of English and Associate Vice Kathryn Photo Cropped.jpgPresident for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, where she teaches queer theory, theories of race, the nineteenth-century novel, and twentieth-century literature and film.  Her most recent books, Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer” and The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century, published by Duke University Press, were both finalists for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies (2007 and 2010), and she has authored God between Their Lips: Desire between Women in Irigaray, Bronte, and Eliot (Stanford University Press).  Stockton has received the Crompton-Noll Prize, awarded by the Modern Language Association, for the best essay in gay and lesbian studies and, in 2011, she taught at Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory, where she led a seminar on “Sexuality and Childhood in a Global Frame: Queer Theory and Beyond.”  In 2013, she was awarded the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the highest honor granted by the University of Utah.


Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995); Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998); In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005); The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012). Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book on Fascism and (homo) sexuality.  Halberstam has co-edited a number of anthologies including Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston (Indiana University Press, 1995) and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?” Jack is a popular speaker and gives lectures around the country and internationally every year. Lecture topics include: queer failure, sex and media, subcultures, visual culture, gender variance, popular film, animation.

Anne Sauvagnargues is Professor of Philosophy in the DepartmentAnne Sauvagnargues photo.png
of Philosophy at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. A specialist in aesthetics and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, she co-directs the collection ‘Lignes d’art’ with Fabienne Brugère for Presses Universitaires de France. She is the author of numerous works, including Deleuze and Art(Bloomsbury 2013), Artmachines: Deleuze, Guattari, Simondon (Edinburgh University Press 2016), and Deleuze. L’empirisme transcendental (Presses universitaires de France 2008, forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press).

Conference Venue:

The 519 is a LGBTQ* community centre in the heart of downtown Toronto and will be the venue for the conference.

Address: 519 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C9

Posted with permission from The 519, Toronto