Call for papers: "Pedagogies in the Wild - 3rd South African Deleuze & Guattari Studies Conference

2019-04-29

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pedagogies in the Wild: The 3rd South African Deleuze & Guattari Studies Conference

4-6 DECEMBER 2019, UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

The recent #Rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall protests have set South African higher education on a new course towards transformation, focusing on equitable access to higher education, Africanisation and decolonisation.

Similar movements have reverberated across the globe, addressing issues of neoliberalism, for example in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands and Chile; racism, as in Ghana and the US; and curfews on women students in India. This has raised important questions regarding knowledge production; continuing structural racism, patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia; the use and value of western theorists in research and curricula; and who gains epistemological and physical access to higher education. On the other hand, we have seen many productive junctures between pedagogy, education studies and the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. In particular, there has been a focus on cartography, schizoanalysis, corporeal theorising, rhizomatic learning and nomadic thought in socially just pedagogical praxis. These junctures and innovative genealogies and methodologies can both address these issues and be further improved and made more precise by engagements with what it means to transform and reconfigure pedagogies and practices in higher education.

For more information, and to submit an abstract please consult the conference website here: http://deleuzeguattari.co.za/