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Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze



Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari: Refrains of Freedom,” an international conference to be held in Athens, is now accepting submissions.

Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014.


Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari: Refrains of Freedom

International Conference,
24-26 April, 2015, Panteion University, Athens, Greece.


We invite abstracts for papers and panel discussions on all aspects of Deleuze and Guattari’s work, and we particularly welcome contributions attempting to elucidate the meaning of Deleuze and Guattari’s claim that “pluralism equals monism” as well as its significance for a number of issues central to their writings:

* What are the implications of this claim for ontology, epistemology, ethics, politics, language and the arts?

* Given that Deleuze is talking about absolute difference (A differs from itself) rather than comparative differenc (A differs from B), can we still speak of subjects and objects and transformative change?

* Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy of difference in the face of multiculturalism, identity politics and cultural traditions.

* Between the fixity of cultural traditions and their nihilist rejection.

* Forcefields and extended spaces.

* Repetition as the maker of difference.

* “Autrement qu’ être/Autrement qu’ autre.”

* Memory, heterogeneity, the friend, the one thousand tiny sexes.

* Schizoanalysis.

* “Pluralism equals monism” and literature.

* “Pluralism equals monism” and the arts (visual arts, music, cinema, theater, dance, new and multi-disciplinary art forms, art-science-technology and society in a technological age).

* Pluralism equals monism” and the people to come.


Abstracts of papers and panels can be written in English, French or Greek, and must not exceed 500 words.

Submissions can be in .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf format and must include title, author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact information. The reading available for paper presentations is 30 minutes.

Panel abstracts must include a brief description of the panel as a whole and summaries of the individual papers. They must also include the title of the panel, the titles of the papers, the names of the participants, institutional affiliations and contact information. The length of the panel must not exceed 120 minutes (discussion included). Submissions will be made through the Easy Chair webside, which requires that the person submitting an abstract should create a simple account with Easy Chair.


Instructions on how to use the programme may be found by visiting:

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014.

Νοtification of decision: January 15, 2015.<

For further information, please, see the conference website: or contact Constantin Boundas (, Iannis Zannos ( or Dana Papachristou (




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By Rodrigo Nunes

Part of the PML Books series. A collaboration between Mute and the Post-Media Lab*

Series editors: Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles & Oliver Lerone Schultz.

Rejecting the dichotomy of centralism and horizontalism that has deeply marked millennial politics, Rodrigo Nunes’ close analysis of network systems demonstrates how organising within contemporary social and political movements exists somewhere between – or beyond – the two. Rather than the party or chaos, the one or the multitude, he discovers a ‘bestiary’ of hybrid organisational forms and practices that render such disjunctives false. The resulting picture shows how social and technical networks can and do facilitate strategic action and fluid distributions of power at the same time. It is by developing the strategic potentials that are already immanent to networks, he argues, that contemporary solutions to the question of organisation can be developed.

Rodrigo Nunes is a lecturer in modern and contemporary philosophy at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. He coordinates the research group Materialismos, which investigates the resurgence of metaphysical speculation in contemporary philosophy and its interfaces with other fields such as politics, science and anthropology. He has been involved in several political initiatives over the years, such as the first editions of the World Social Forum and the Justice for Cleaners campaign in London. He is a member of the editorial collective of Turbulence (

Rodrigo Nunes is a co-editor of What Would it Mean to Win?, Turbulence Collective (Eds.), PM Press,  2010

Reviews of ‘What Would it Mean to Win?’

‘Powerful vision of the possible and the seldom-seen present.’ —Rebecca Solnit, author, Hope in the Dark and A Paradise Built in Hell

‘This kind of innovative thinking, which emerges from the context of the movements, opens new paths for rebellion and the creation of real social alternatives.’ —Michael Hardt, co-author, Commonwealth, Multitude and Empire

(2014. ISBN 978-1-906496-75-3; ebook ISBN 978-1-906496-82-1)

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The Future PresentOUTUBRO

We would like to introduce you to the new edition of Outubro, a Marxist journal published since 1998 in Brazil.

From this edition on, Outubro will be published exclusively online with fully free access. Articles and book reviews continue to be published in Portuguese, and Abstracts in Portuguese and English. We believe that in this new format our journal will gain agility, ensure its periodicity, maintain its quality and increase its audience.

Despite the difficulties faced by Marxist journals in Brazil, October has kept over more than 16 years of existence, its financial, political and intellectual independence. It was the first Brazilian Marxist journal to publish its previous editions on the internet and the first to be indexed in several international databases.


Edition 21 (1/2014)




Material world: the myth of the immaterial economy

Ursula Huws



Marcel van der Linden


The working class: a contemporary approach under the light of historical materialism

Marcelo Badaró Mattos


The Prerevolutionary strike movement in Russia (1912-1916)

Kevin Murphy


Labor movement, industrial belts and people’s power: experience and class consciousness during the Popular Unity in Chile

Mariano Vega Jara


Slum´s evictions in the city of Rio de Janeiro: a nowadays history

Romulo Costa Mattos


Revolutionary party and its degeneration: Gramsci, critic of Michels

Renato César Ferreira Fernandes


Fetishism and phantasmagoria of capitalist modernity: Walter Benjamin reader of Marx

Fabio Mascaro Querido


Marxism, politics and religion of “a convinced and confessed Marxist”: Michael Löwy reader of Jose Carlos Mariategui

Deni Ireneu Alfaro Rublo


Book Reviews


RIDENTI, Marcelo. Brasilidade revolucionária: um século de cultura e política. São Paulo: Unesp. 2010, by Daniela Vieira dos Santos


SPIVAK, Gayatri Chakravorty. Pode o subalterno falar? Belo Horizonte: Editora UFMG, 2010, by Camila Massaro de Góes


HOBSBAWM, Eric. Como mudar o mundo: Marx e o marxismo, 1840-2011. De São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2011, by Rodrigo Duarte Fernandes dos Passos e Diana Patricia Ferreira de Santana


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World Congress on Education (WCE-2014)
November 10-12, 2014
Venue: Marriott Hotel London Heathrow
London, UK

The World Congress on Education (WCE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of WCE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The WCE-2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.


The topics in WCE-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Accessible World

– Aging and Disability
– Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
– Assessment and Early intervention
– Baby Boomers
– Building and Sustaining an Inclusive Community
– Cognitive Disabilities
– Curriculum Adaptation and Modification
– Deaf and Hard of Hearing Developmental
– Disabilities Disability and Diversity
– E-Accessibility
– Human Rights/Disability Rights
– Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
– Learning Disabilities
– Living In(ter)dependently
– Support Services
– Postsecondary Education
– Public Health, Diversity and Disability
– Resiliency Across the Lifespan
– Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
– Study Skills Development
– Sustainable Environment
– Climate Change

*Adult Education

– Competitive Skills
– Continuing Education
– Higher Education
– Adult education
– Vocational Education
– Transferring Disciplines

*Art Education

– Music Education
– Writing Education
– Imaginative Education
– Language Education
– History

*Business Education

– Educational Administration
– Human Resource Development
– Academic Advising and Counselling
– Education Policy and Leadership
– Industrial Cooperation
– Life-long Learning Experiences
– Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning
– Work Employability
– Educational Institution Government Partnership
– Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
– University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management

– Accreditation and Quality Assurance
– Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
– Copyright
– Digital Libraries and Repositories
– Digital Rights Management
– Evaluation and Assessment
– E-content Management and Development
– E-content Management and Development. Open Content
– e-Portfolios
– Grading Methods
– Knowledge Management
– Quality processes at National and International level
– Security and Data Protection
– Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies
– User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development

– Acoustics in Education Environment
– APD/Listening
– Counsellor Education
– Courses, Tutorials and Labs
– Curriculum Design
– Bullying
– Social Networking
– Study Abroad Programmes
– Faculty Development
– Distance Learning: Assessment, Methods and Technologies
Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education

*Educational Foundations

– Early Childhood Education
– Elementary Education
– Geographical Education
– Health Education
– Home Education
– Rural Education
– Science Education
– Secondary Education
– Second life Educators
– Social Studies Education
– Special Education

*Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability

– Adaptive Transportation
– Augmented and Alternative Communication
– Gerontechnology
– Healthcare Specialists
– Hospitality and Tourism
– Labor Market Integration
– Medical Experts
– Sport, Fitness and Leisure
– Special Educational Centres
– Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
– Social Workers
– Student and Adults with Disabilities
– Usability and Ergonomics

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment

– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– e-Testing and new Test Theories
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
– Educating the Educators
– Immersive Learning
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Assessment Software Tools
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research

– Education, Research and Globalization
– Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
– Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
– Indigenous and Diversity Issues
– Government Policy issues
– Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
– Digital Divide
– Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
– Ethical issues in Education
– Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

*Other Areas of Education

– You can submit your research paper at

or email it to

Important dates:

*Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: August 31, 2014
*Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: September 10, 2014
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: September 05, 2014
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance / Rejection: September 20, 2014
*Proposal for Workshops: September 01, 2014
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: September 10, 2014
*Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: August 31, 2014
*Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: September 10, 2014
*Camera Ready Paper Due: October 15, 2014
*Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2014
*Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 30, 2014
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only):  October 01 to October 15, 2014
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): October 01 to November 03, 2014
*Conference Dates: November 10-12, 2014


For further information please visit IICE-2014 at


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