Deleuze and War: Theory & Event 13 (3) Special Symposium

Edited by Brad Evans & Laura Guillaume

Brad Evans & Michael Hardt, Barbarians to Savages: Liberal War Inside and Out
Laura Guillaume, Revolutionizing Virtual War: An Interview with James Der Derian
Julian Reid, What did Cinema do in “the War,” Deleuze?
Brian Massumi, Perception Attack: Brief on War Time
John Protevi, Rhythm and Cadence, Frenzy and March: Music and the Geo-Bio-Techno-Affective Assemblages of Ancient Warfare
Brad Evans, Terror in all Eventuality
Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc, The War Machine, the Formula and the Hypothesis: Deleuze and Guattari as Readers of Clausewitz
Gregg Lambert, The War-Machine and “a people who revolt”

The ambition for this symposium is to explore Deleuze’s concerns with the problem of war, their contributions
to his thinking, and the contemporary issues that arise out of the relationship between Deleuze and war in the face of increasingly shifting conceptions of state power and militarization. Their introduction is openly accessible and is available here.

Pieces in this symposium include: an exchange with Brad Evans and Michael Hardt on the relationship between civil war and the problems of sovereignty; an interview by Laura Guillaume with James Der Derian that takes up issues such as the (ab)use of the militarization of critical thought; an essay by Julian Reid that engages Deleuze’s analysis of cinema and his problematic periodizations of pre and post-war films; a contribution from Brian Massumi considering the ubiquity of “soft power” and “epistemological warfare” and defending the virtual against the military logic of pre-emption; a paper from John Protevi deploying Deleuze and Guattari’s complex notion of affect in order to rethink how we understand the body in the face of affective responses to war; an essay by Brad Evans arguing that security is becoming less concerned with issues of identity and more focused on questions of circulation and emergence; a genealogy of war exploring how the forces of capture and flight operate in everyday life by Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc; and, a paper by Gregg Lambert that traces the relationship between the war
machine, the state, and the people.


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