Stasis announces a new call for papers for a thematic issue: For Deleuze: Dialectic, Historical Materialism, Psychoanalysis


The work of Gilles Deleuze is again the center of attention. Many theoretical movements that emerged after the "materialist" turn in continental philosophy proclaimed Deleuze to be their predecessor. The criticism of all transcendent instances, the abandonment of dialectical mediation, and a joyous affirmation of unlimited immanence have become a commonplace in contemporary philosophy and beyond.

The problem, however, is that this popular Deleuzianism becomes virtually undiscernible from the ideology of late capitalism, with its own utopian horizon. Therefore many authors criticize Deleuze: his ideas, for them, stand for the cynical justification of the political status quo or as a mystical escape from real sociopolitical problems.

In spite of this, Deleuze's philosophy is worth fighting for. It cannot be reduced to capitalism and contains within it the possibility for alternative interpretations. Some of these new interpretations reveal the paradoxical ties of Deleuze's theory with dialectic, historical materialism, and psychoanalysis. The new issue of Stasis will be dedicated to this new wave of alternative interpretations.

Deadline: May 1, 2018.