Annual New Materialisms Conferences have been organised since 2009 by an international group of scholars who received the EU’s H2020 funding from 2014–18. The conferences are meant to develop, discuss and communicate new materialisms’ conceptual and methodological innovations, and to stimulate discussion among new materialist scholars and students about themes and phenomena that are dear to the hosting local research community as well as interdisciplinary new materialist scholarship. After having visited many cities across Europe, as well as Melbourne (Australia), the conference will come to Cape Town (South Africa) in 2019 in order to discuss the dynamic higher education landscape that we find ourselves in today.Read more about Call for papers: 2019 New Materialist Reconfiguring Higher Education conference
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, racism, and sexism. This has raised important questions regarding knowledge production, and the continuing structural racism, patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia in higher education. We have seen many productive junctures between pedagogy, education studies and the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. 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/Read more about Call for papers: "Pedagogies in the Wild - 3rd South African Deleuze & Guattari Studies Conference