Reading Circle – Information English

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In 2021, Arno Böhler initiated a "Reading and Research Circle" together with other members of the department "Poststructuralism, Gender Theory, Psychoanalysis". The aim of the Circle is on the one hand to read and discuss important and timely texts that fit the research interests of the members, on the other hand to create a space for connecting their respective research areas.

The sessions take place on the last Friday each month (online). One time per semester there should be a public lecture or workshop connected to the readings, for example in December 2021 the workshop "Three Ecologies" with the leading experts Erin Manning and Brian Massumi..

The Reading Circle focuses on topics of "Poststructuralism, Gender Theory, Psychoanalysis" as well as the research areas of its members. If you are interested to participate, please contact:

Next date: June 15th, Avital Ronell: "The Many Closures of Deconstruction" - Public Lecture (online)


Here are the past sessions with topics/readings:


May: Gilles Deleuze/ Félix Guattari: "A Thousand Plateaus: Treatise on Nomadology - The War Machine" (Input: Eckardt Lindner)

April: Thomas Nail: "What is new materialism?" (in cooperation with the lecture series "What will poststructuralism have been?")

March: Thomas Nail/ Christopher Gamble: "Black Hole Materialism"; Thomas Nail: "Biopower and Control" (Input: Ralf Gisinger + Arno Böhler)

February: Discussion on (philosophical) friendship between Deleuze and Foucault. Input: Jonas Oßwald, Mathias Schönher, Arno Böhler

January: Laura Cull: "Done Dying" (in cooperation with the lecture series "What will poststructuralism have been?")



December: Public Workshop "Three Ecologies" with Erin Manning and Brian Massumi (Introduction: Arno Böhler, Manu Sharma, Mathias Schönher, Ralf Gisinger)

November: Félix Guattari: "The Three Ecologies" (Input: Cristina Chitu + Elisabeth Wildling)

October: Félix Guattari: "The Three Ecologies"

June: Soka: "The Pulsating Heart and its Divine Sense Energies: Body and Touch in Abhinavagupta’s Trika Sahivism"; "The Aphorisms of Shiva" (Input: Elke Pichler + Arno Böhler)

May: Catherine Malabou: "Whither Materialism? Darwin/Althusser"; Louis Althusser: "The Underground Current of the Materialism of the Encounter"; Dipesh Chkrabarty: "Provincializing Europe" (Input: Jonas Oßwald)

April: Gilles Deleuze/ Félix Guattari: "A Thousand Plateaus: The Geology of Morals" (Input: Ralf Gisinger + Mathias Schönher)

March: Gilbert Simondon: "The Genesis of the Individual" (Input: Eckardt Lindner)

February: Karen Barad: "What is the Measure of Nothingness" (Input: Tanja Traxler)