Overcoming Servitude?

Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus with Michael Pelias

A ten week course on Wednesday evenings beginning February 24th from 7 to 9 p.m. (USA East coast “diabolical time”) with Michael Pelias presenting and facilitating.

This course will re-situate the 1972 published the “non-collaboration” (really two streams of consciousness finding a third among the many) between Gilles Deleuze, the philosopher and Felix Guattari, the militant analyst on the “in betweeness“ and break from dogmatic and dominant psychoanalysis and orthodox Marxism. No longer could we think in terms of the family makes you sick, the new family will make you well; or the new state will be a great advance and a healthier one than the old one.

Through a close (and multiple) reading of the text in ten parts ending with the decade later publication of “Rhizome” in A Thousand Plateaus (1980/1987) we hopefully will examine and encounter Desiring Machines in a new light as well as interrogating our propensities toward safety and servitude. This reading will open a new adventure in thought and practice and give us a new toolbox of concepts and understanding of the double –binds of our schizoid culture and some possible liberation from slavish morality, identity politics, and old safe havens of the isms we hold all too dear. Most of all, to recapture play and serious laughter as weapons of struggle in the pandemic era.

A syllabus will be uploaded to the Left Forum site and distributed through email.

The Deleuze and Guattari’s book can be found here for sale

$125 for all 10 Sessions

*If you cannot pay the full price please email leftforum@leftforum.org*

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