Inter-national, Inter-connection, Inter-operativity
The Third International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, June 5-7 2015
Deleuze and Guattari Studies in India Collective
Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, India



Conference Conveners 

George Varghese K.          (Manipal University, India)
Manoj.N.Y                           (Manipal University, India)


The Third International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference was held at Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, India from June 5 to June 7, 2015 and the Third International Deleuze Camp in Asia was also organised as part of it in the same venue from may 29 to June 2, 2015.

Conference Theme

The theme of this conference, “Inter-national, Inter-connection, Inter-operativity” points to three key problems of our age: the interaction between nations, between people and machines, and between differently constituted systems. It invites us to think about the different ways in which Deleuze and Guattari’s thought enables us to conceptualise the present world, paying particular attention to the powerful North/South and East/West segmentations that operate today as well as the transversal and rhizomatic lines that pass through, between and around them.

Recognising that there is no single way of answering these problematics, the conference invites participants to consider a global range of topics distributed over a wide and aberrant epistemic territory of science, metaphysics, politics, art, history, cinema, literature, culture, race, ethnicity and so on. In this context a set of professional scholars and amateur aspirants are brought together in the conference to reflect upon these areas with specific focus on the possibilities, challenges, difficulties and connections raised by them.

See the conference schedule 

Plenary Speakers:

Paul Patton, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jeffrey A Bell, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA
Patricia Pisters, University of Amsterdam, Holland
Emine Gorgul, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Daniel Smith, Purdue University, USA
Tatsuya Higaki, Osaka University, Japan
Barbara Glowczewski, College de France, France
Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen, Norway
Leonard Lawlor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kenneth Surin, Duke University, USA
Janell Watson, Virginia Tech, USA
Anne Sauvagnargues, Paris West Nanterre University, France

Conference Topics

  • Bionics and Deleuze
  • Surveillance and Postcapitalism
  • Time, Memory and Desire in Asian Histories
  • Post-colonial Differentials and Ethnic Fragmentation in Asia
  • Gender, Culture, Identity and Politics
  • Transversality and Deterritorialization of Asian Religions and Philosophies
  • Asian Societies as Hierarchical Assemblages
  • Art, Cinema and Literature
  • Asia, Globalism and Crisis of Capitalism
  • Objects, Multiplicity and Simulacrum


Conference Camp

The world famous Deleuze Camp summer school will be held prior to the conference from 29 May  to June 2 at Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities. Deleuze Camp was open to all scholars interested in Deleuze, from undergraduates to full professors. The theme of the camp was “Deleuze contra hierarchies”. Leading Deleuze scholars  presented a series of lectures examining different approaches to Deleuze’s work. The atmosphere was lively, friendly and critical. The Deleuze Camp alumni is a growing network of future scholars in the field.

The resource persons for the camp were:

Prof Paul R Patton (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Prof Anne Sauvugnargues, (Paris West Nanterre University, France)
Prof Jeffrey A Bell (Southeastern Louisiana University, USA)
Prof Barbara Glowczewski, (College de France, France)
Prof Emine Gorgul (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
Prof Patricia Pisters ( University of Amsterdam, Holland)
Prof Sundar Sarukkai (Barefoot philosophers)
Dr George Varghese K (President, DGSIC)

See the Camp Schedule

As part of the conference we had a cultural evening event, an experimental multimedia dance titled “Bhinna Vinyasa” (Multiple Assemblages) and “Aadhara Chakra: A Dancelogue” curated by Jayachandran Palazhy of Attakalari, Bangalore.