You can find here some of my presentations and engagements online.
Robinson as Overman: Deleuze’s Philosophical Solipsism
Here is a paper I gave in a plenary session at the Deleuze and Guattari Studies in India conference, 11/21. The paper explores Deleuze’s reading of Tournier’s novel, Friday, and its implications for Deleuze’s methodology.
Kierkegaard and the Plane of Immanence
Here is a paper I gave for an online conference hosted by the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge on Kierkegaard in France. It’s a work in progress.
Deleuze and Guattari, Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3, April 2021, 45 mins
Capitalism and Schizophrenia is a major text of French poststructuralist thought by Giles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Made up of the two volumes Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus, it articulates a new way of doing both philosophy and psychoanalysis that insists on the concrete relevance and transformative potential of the disciplines for day-to-day life. Matthew Sweet is joined by Henry Somers-Hall, Reader in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London and editor of A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy; Claire Colebrook, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Philosophy, and Woman’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University; and Ian Parker, practicing psychoanalyst and managing editor of the Annual Review of Critical Psychology.
Sartre’s Hidden Bergsonism (2021)
Sartre’s Hidden Bergsonism: The Logic of Multiplicities in Sartre’s Early Work
A talk from the Royal Holloway Centre for Continental Philosophy’s seminar series, presented on February 12th, 2021 by Dr Henry Somers-Hall (Royal Holloway, University of London).
Audio only here, I’m afraid.
Smooth and Striated Spaces (2016)
Here’s my analysis of the Smooth and Striated plateau of A Thousand Plateaus. An extended version of this analysis was published in A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy, edited with Jeffrey A. Bell and James Williams.
Deleuze, Hegel and the Rhizomatic Model of Thought (2010)
Here’s an early paper on the relation between Hegel’s account of plant life in the Philosophy of Nature and the notion of the rhizome in A Thousand Plateaus.