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Deleuze Seminar II

Lecturer: Jon Roffe

Originally Taught: Evening School Semester 2 2011

The second half of the seminar begins by turning to the first collaborative work written by Deleuze with Félix Guattari, the infamous Anti-Oedipus, and concludes by considering Deleuze's enigmatic final article, 'Immanence: A Life ...' Between these two moments lie a number of Deleuze's most celebrated works, including the two studies on cinema and What is Philosophy?

As before, the classes are each devoted to the explication of a single work, so no particular prior knowledge is assumed, though certain texts are more technical and abstract than others and thus demand different things from the reader. This means that there is no need to have attended the first half of the seminar that took place earlier this year.

Each week a short text will be provided for students online to read in advance of the seminar. Though this is by no means compulsory, it will provide some basic coordinates for the material to be covered in the lectures.

Deleuze Seminar Part Two Schedule

Monday 6.30-8.30pm

Week Thirteen: Anti-Oedipus - August 1
Week Fourteen: Kafka: For a Minor Literature - August 8
(break August 15)
Week Fifteen: A Thousand Plateaus I: Being and Language - August 22
Week Sixteen: A Thousand Plateaus II: Politics and Territory - August29
Week Seventeen: Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation - September 5
Week Eighteen: Cinema 1: The Movement Image - September 12
(rest of the schedule is unchanged)   
Week Nineteen: Cinema 2: The Time Image - September 19
Week Twenty: Foucault - September 26
Week Twenty-One: The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque - October 3
Week Twenty-Two: What is Philosophy? - October 10
Week Twenty-Three: Essays Critical and Clinical [on Literature] - October 17
Week Twenty-Four: “Immanence: A Life …” October 24