Metamorphoses Seminar: New Mimetic Studies

With monthly meetings open to all, the Metamorphoses Seminar engages in rethinking mimesis as an immanent, embodied and affective force.

Calendar 2023-2024:

Session 1.

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 4:30 pm CET, online

with Esa Kirkkopelto,  “A Scenic Turn: From Mimetology to Logimimesis.”

Readings: here

Calendar 2022-2023:

Session 7.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 4:30 pm CET, online (Zoom link tba).

with Federica Pedriali, “Bioclastic Living (Latour’s Final Lockdown)”

Readings: here

Session 6.

April 27, 2023, 4:30 pm CET, online.

with Jorge Estrada, “Deleuzean Sense as Mimetic Precursor”

Voss, Daniela. “Deleuze’s Rethinking of the Notion of Sense”. Deleuze Studies 7.1 (2013): 1–25.
Gilles Deleuze, “Of the Paradox“, The Logic of Sense, Columbia UP, 1990, pp. 74-81.

Session 5.

February 17, 2023, 4:30 pm CET, online.

With Giulia Rignano

C. Malabou, Pleasure Erased: chap.1: pp. 6-13; chap.12: pp.90-96; chap 14: pp.105-109.
C. Malabou, “Epigenetic Mimesis”

Session 4.

January 26, 2023, 4:30 pm CET, online. 

With Nidesh Lawtoo, Isabell Dahms

Session 3.

December 8, 2022, 4:30 pm CET, online

With Nidesh Lawtoo

  • Henry Dicks, The Biomimicry Revolution, Columbia University Press, 2023. Preface and introduction. (proofs; please don’t circulate)

Session 1.

October 6, 2022, 5 pm CET, Salons, Institute of Philosophy – KU Leuven & online

With Nidesh Lawtoo: “Metamorphoses Seminar: Introducing Mimetic Studies”

  • Nietzsche, “The Three Metamorphoses of the Spirt,” from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Reading.
  • Lawtoo, “An Attempt at Self-Criticism,” from Violence and the Oedipal Unconscious (proofs), Reading.