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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Educational Philosophy and Theory

For a Special Issue on
Anti-Oedipus turns 50

Abstract deadline
01 November 2021

Manuscript deadline
01 February 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Prof. Joff P.N. Bradley, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan
[email protected]

Prof. Emile Bojesen, University of Winchester, U.K.
[email protected]

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Anti-Oedipus turns 50

2022 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Deleuze and Guattari’s Capitalisme et schizophrénie. L'anti-Œdipe (Anti-Oedipus). In a transversal retrospective and prospective examination of Deleuze and Guattari’s work, this special issue rest on the precipice of the past fifty years of research on Deleuze and Guattari, and looks to the future of schizoanalysis and its implications for the philosophy of education. We will ask what next for this unconventional but influential work, which says of schizoanalysis, that we haven’t seen anything yet.

Scholars will assess the lasting impact of the “philosophy of desire” which emerged in the 1960s and 1970s and address its impact on the philosophy of education. Global experts will consider Deleuze and Guattari’s relationship with Jean-François Lyotard, Foucault, Badiou and others, responding to critics who question the extremities and polarities of Deleuze and Guattari’s thought and its relevance to the contemporary philosophy of education, asking: Where are the “anarcho-désirants”? Has the generational effect of 1968 all but disappeared? What is there in antihumanism that can be the basis for a new philosophy of education? Is it still possible to think of the determinate assemblage of the school or university in revolutionary terms?

With these critical questions in mind, the special issue will clarify and speculate on the potential of Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy of desire. Other questions that might be addressed include: Is desire an anachronistic concept? Where are the new ʻdesiring machinesʼ in education? What is there in the rhizome, the line of flight, and the concept of deterritorialization which can translate into the contemporary moment and be the basis for a new, robust and experimental philosophy of education? Where lies in the schizophrenic process in education the potential for revolution? What can we translate from Pensée-68 (1968-thought) and apply to the present moment?

The special issue addresses Deleuze and Guattari approach to educational research and claims that international researchers continue to undertake educational research using concepts derived from Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy in remarkable, creative and thought-provoking ways. On this 50th anniversary of Anti-Oedipus, authors will explore how Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy might continue to enliven conceptual undertakings in the field of educational research, experience, and outcomes.

Submission Instructions

Final papers for peer review should be no more than 6,000 words in length, including references. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors, sample issues, and other relevant information is available on the EPAT website https://pesa.org.au/our-publications.

In the first instance, please send abstracts of around 300 words to Joff P.N. Bradley by November 1st, 2021 at the email below.

Full papers are due by February 1st 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joff P.N. Bradley at [email protected] or Emile Bojesen at [email protected]

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