Deleuze and Guattari, Feminism and Queer Theory: An Introductory Workshop

March 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
626 Kaneff Tower, York University

Due to popular demand, this workshop is available again!

Centre for Feminist Research & Sexuality Studies Present:

Deleuze and Guattari, Feminism and Queer Theory: An Introductory Workshop

Facilitated by Dr. reese simpkins, 2014-15 Visiting Scholar, Centre for Feminist Research & Sexuality Studies

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 12:30-2:30, 626 Kaneff Tower, York University

Ever wanted to name drop Deleuze and Guattari? Or even incorporate their work into your own? Well, now you can!

In this introductory workshop, we will discuss the basics of Deleuzo-Guattarian theory in an accessible manner, and assess their potential for feminism and queer theory. We will focus on Deleuze and Guattari’s work A Thousand Plateaus, including their discussion of rhizome and becoming. We will also cover topics of embodiment and affect, as well as the political implications of Deleuzo-Guattarian based frameworks.

Already familiar with Deleuze and Guattari?

This workshop is a great chance to come and discuss your ideas, as participants at all levels of familiarity are welcome to have their writing incorporated into the discussion.

Bio: reese simpkins received his PhD in Political Science from York University in 2012. His work uses a Deleuzo-Guattarian framework to explore the intra-relation of matter, space, and time within the context of trans* politics.

Co-sponsored by: Sexuality Studies Program, York University.

RSVP to: reese simpkins at and Julia Pyryeskina at by February 28 with a brief explanation about your interest in the topic. Two suggested readings will be provided.

Limited space available.

reese simpkins Deleuze Guattari workshop, March 7