Politics and International Relations Seminar Series
From Institutions to Infrastructures and Beyond
The Division of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences holds a regular seminar series over the academic year to invite excellent internal and external speakers to present their research findings.
- From: Wednesday 14 January 2015, 1 pm
- To: Wednesday 14 January 2015, 2 pm
- Location: Chaucer 3703, Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
The Division of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences holds a regular seminar series over the academic year to invite excellent internal and external speakers to present their research findings. This is an integral part of our research culture in the Division which stimulates thought and debate, and informs about current developments in the various subfields of Politics and International Relations.
This week's seminar will be from Dr Andrew Goffrey from the University of Nottingham.
From Institutions to Infrastructures and Beyond: Guattari, tranvsersality, and the production of subjectivity
Largely overlooked in the reception of his collaboration with Gilles Deleuze, in favour of the latter's more scholarly interest in the elaboration of a philosophy, Felix Guattari's work evinces a continued interest in the production of subjectivity grounded in many years of engagement in both clinical and political work. Following the guiding thread given to us by his crucial concept - to become a theory and practice - of transversality, this paper will explore some key dimensions of Guattari's endeavours to address the production of subjectivity as a - perhaps the - key political issue of our time. This paper supposes no prior knowledge of Guattari and will offer an exploration of some of his key ideas in relation to the work both of his better known friend and co-author Gilles Deleuze, and his compatriot Michel Foucault.
Staff and students from the Politics and International Relations division and the wider University are welcome to attend.
Should you be external to the University and wish to listen to one of our speakers, please inform the Research Seminars Coordinator Dr Kevin Love via email prior to the event you wish to attend.