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Deleuze Reading Group 2014-15

The aim of this reading group is to theoretically reflect upon the cinema as well as the cinematic through the writings of Gilles Deleuze. Last year, we focused on the Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus concerning the biopolitical orders and neuropolitical structures in the contemporary image culture. Taking the body as “a centre of indetermination”, our aim was to analyse the aesthetics of a cinema of the body as well as a cinema of the brain.

This year, we will return to Deleuze’s cinema books, The Movement-Image and The Time-Image, to seek productive discussions on political meanings of cinematic image culture. We cordially welcome MA students, PhD researchers and other interested scholars whose work deals with classical cinema, television, new media, film theory, film-philosophy, and audio-visual culture.   

Participants are welcome to suggest readings and screenings to be discussed within the group. However, we strictly would like to reserve the close reading to the texts penned by Deleuze, or Deleuze & Guattari.

The reading group meets on a monthly basis, each third (or fourth) Tuesday of the month from, 4 - 6 pm (Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24- (Maybe we will not have a session and visit ASCA Workshop together), Apr 21, May 26, June 23 week- Deleuze Mini-Conference . The first meeting is provisionally scheduled for September 23; please register for further announcements.



23 September                                           Vondelzaal (UB)

21 October                                                 3.02 Bungehuis

18 November                                            5.37 PCHooft

16 December                                            3.02 Bungehuis


27 January                                                  3.02 Bungehuis

24 February                                               5.48 PCHooft

24 March                                                     5.56 PCHooft

26 May                                                         5.48 PCHooft


We are also happy to announce that DRG Mini-Conference will again take place in late June. The details and calls will be announced later.

For enrollment, or any questions, please e-mail Nur Ozgenalp (