February 24 2014 – Mapping Horizons – Readings

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Readings for February 24 2014 – “Mapping Horizons”:


Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. “1440: The Smooth and the Striated.” In A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, 474-500. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998.


Deleuze and Guattari – *please read the following excerpts: pp. 474-5, 478-82, 492-500 

Michel de Certeau, “Walking in the City” and “Spatial Stories,” The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Randall (Berkeley: U California Press, 1984), 91-130
*excerpts: pp. 91-102, 115-130
Rothman, E. Natalie Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. Introduction
See also the OED definitions of ‘conversion’ compiled by Yelda:
See also a few Jesuit images that link mapping and conversion:
Questions we asked of the readings:

1. How does this open up our understanding of oscillations, passages, exchanges between the line and the grid, between the pre discursive and the discursive,  between practice and theory?

2. Is conversion a potentially useful theoretical term (particularly untethered from, and/or perhaps in relation to religious conversion? 

3. What new questions arise from the reading?

While doing the readings, we considered our terms
 What are the historical, instrumental, epistemological, and metaphorical meanings of:
1) Line, horizon, threshold, grid; 2) Body, space, extension; 3) Publication, circulation, navigation?