A Deleuzian Century?

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Ian Buchanan
Duke University Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 274 pages
Michel Foucault's suggestion that this century would become known as “Deleuzian” was considered by Gilles Deleuze himself to be a joke “meant to make people who like us laugh, and make everyone else livid.” Whether serious or not, Foucault's prediction has had enough of an impact to raise concern about the potential “deification” of this enormously influential French philosopher. Seeking to counter such tendencies toward hagiography—not unknown, particularly since Deleuze's death—Ian Buchanan has assembled a collection of essays that constitute a critical and focused engagement with Deleuze and his work.
Originally published as a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Summer 1997), this volume includes essays from some of the most prominent American, Australian, British, and French scholars and translators of Deleuze's writing. These essays, ranging from film, television, art, and literature to philosophy, psychoanalysis, geology, and cultural studies, reflect the broad interests of Deleuze himself. Providing both an introduction and critique of Deleuze, this volume will engage those readers interested in literary and cultural theory, philosophy, and the future of those areas of study in which Deleuze worked.

Contributors. Ronald Bogue, Ian Buchanan, André Pierre Colombat, Tom Conley, Manuel DeLanda, Tessa Dwyer, Jerry Aline Flieger, Eugene Holland, Fredric Jameson, Jean-Clet Martin, John Mullarkey, D. N. Rodowick, Horst Ruthrof, Charles J. Stivale


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Introduction Ian Buchanan
The Memory of Resistance D N Rodowick
One or Several Matters? John Mullarkey
Art and Territory Ronald Bogue
Deleuze and Cultural Studies Ian Buchanan
Immanence and Transcendence in the Genesis of Form
Comment peuton être deleuzien? Pursuing a TwoFold Thought
Marx and Poststructuralist Philosophies of Difference
Straining to Hear Deleuze Tessa Dwyer
Eluding Kafkas Little Death Sentence
Mommy Daddy and Me
Deleuzes Philosophy of the Concrete JeanClet Martin
Notes on Contributors

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Ian Buchanan is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tasmania.

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