leviathan-e1390239113124-2Come and join me at The New Centre for Research & Practice for the Spring seminar on Deleuze & Guattari. We’ll be reading Kant’s Critical Philosophy, Nietzsche & Philosophy, Kafka: Towards A Minor Literature, and Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism & Schizophrenia, and exploring, among other things, the ideas of immanent and total critique as well as the transvaluation of values. The seminar starts on Thursday, June 2nd and runs for 12 weeks. I’m particularly interested in how the State devises mechanisms to maintain its structure or organization through affect, desire, and material arrangements of the world. In other words, we’ll be exploring forms of power and control above and below the cognitive-symbolic level of ideology. Additionally, we will explore just what the State is… Not as an actually existing thing, but as a virtual machine and set of attractors that perpetually haunts the social field. More information about the seminar, including the description, can be found here.