Gilles Deleuze Image and Text

by Eugene W. Holland

Gilles Deleuze Image and Text Synopsis

This is an important collection of essays examining the intersections between Deleuzian philosophy and the arts. Gilles Deleuze: Image and Text focuses on the intersection between Deleuzian philosophy and the arts. Deleuze combined exceptionally rigorous insight into important Western philosophers with an extraordinary sensitivity to literature, music, painting and film. He was intensely interested in the medium of thought, which is by no means limited to philosophy alone: it also takes place in science, mathematics, literature, painting and cinema, to name just some of the genres of thought to which Deleuze most often refers. His own thinking emerged almost as often in conversation with artists and literary writers as in engagement with other philosophers, and his philosophy cannot be fully grasped without an understanding of his engagement with the arts. This significant and timely collection of essays from an international team of leading Deleuze scholars brings together interpretations and commentaries from Deleuzian perspectives on subjects such as literature, painting, music and film. The book represents diverse modes of engagement with Deleuze's philosophical concepts and problems and demonstrates the central role the arts play in any understanding of his philosophical ideas.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826439239
Publication date: 4th June 2009
Author: Eugene W. Holland
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Philosophy,

About Eugene W. Holland

Eugene W. Holland is Professor of French and Comparative Studies at Ohio State University, USA. His previous publications include Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus: Introduction to Schizoanalysis (Routledge 1999) and Baudelaire and Schizoanalysis (CUP, 1993). Daniel W. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, USA. He has translated books by Gilles Deleuze, Pierre Klossowski and Isabelle Stengers. Charles J. Stivale is Distinguished Professor of French at Wayne State University, USA. His publications include Gilles Deleuze's ABC's (The John Hopkins University Press, 2008).

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