Deleuze. Guattari. Schizoanalysis. Education.

Where:               Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
When:                Monday 9th December –Wednesday 11th December 2013

Convener:          Greg Thompson (

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Ian Buchanan


Deleuze and Guattari’s Topography

Ian Buchanan joined the University of Wollongong in 2011 as Director of the Institute for Social Transformation Research. His previous position was Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. Ian has published on a wide variety of subjects across a range of disciplines, including literary studies, cultural studies, communications studies and philosophy. He has published on film, literature, music, space, the internet and war as well a number of other subjects. He is the author of the Oxford Dictionary of Critical Theory and the founding editor of the international journal Deleuze Studies. He is also the editor of four book series: Deleuze Connections (EUP), Critical Connections, Plateaus (EUP) and Deleuze Encounters (Continuum).

Professor Jessica Ringrose

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Schizo-Feminist Research Practices: Putting schizoanalysis to work post Deleuze and Guattari

Jessica Ringrose is Professor of Sociology of Gender and Education, at the Institute of Education, University of London. Recent projects have explored: ‘understanding young sexual bodies’ (ESRC, 2013); youth 'sexting' (NSPCC, 2011; ATL, 2013); and gender and sexual equality initiatives in schools (WOMANKIND, 2011; Teen Boundaries, 2013). Her books include: Post-Feminist Education? Girls and the sexual politics of schooling (Routledge, 2012); Rethinking Gendered Regulations and Resistances in Education, (Routledge, 2012, edited); and Deleuze and Research Methodologies (Edinburgh University Press, 2013, co-edited with Rebecca Coleman).

Associate Professor Taylor Webb

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The Dogmatic Image of Education and the Production of the New

P. Taylor Webb is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. He received his BA in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley; his MA in curriculum at the University of Colorado, Denver; and his PhD in educational policy studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. His books include Teacher Assemblage (Sense, 2009) and, with Kalervo N. Gulson, Policy Science 3.0: Policy Geophilosophy and Education (Sense, 2014). Webb taught at the University of Washington, Bothell prior to Vancouver, and taught elementary school for five years in Denver where he also served as the director of a community service program at the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts <>.

Professor Bronwyn Davies

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Closing plenary: What challenges have we made with Deleuze, Guattari and Schizoanalysis to the Neoliberal Education agenda?

Bronwyn Davies is a professorial fellow at Melbourne University and works as an independent scholar. She is well known for her work on gender, literacy, pedagogy, and for her critique of neoliberalism. Her most recent books are, Deleuze and collaborative writing: An immanent plane of composition (with Wyatt, Gale and Gannon) published by Peter Lang in 2011, and Place Pedagogy Change (with Somerville, Power, Gannon and de Carteret) published by Sense Publishers in 2011. More details can be found at her website