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The Becoming of the BodyContemporary Women's Writing in French$
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Amaleena Damlé

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748668212

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.001.0001

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The Orchid, The Wasp and the Text: Encountering Bodily Becomingthrough Deleuze and Feminism

The Orchid, The Wasp and the Text: Encountering Bodily Becomingthrough Deleuze and Feminism

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(p.30) 1. The Orchid, The Wasp and the Text: Encountering Bodily Becomingthrough Deleuze and Feminism
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The Becoming of the Body
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Amaleena Damlé

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0002

This chapter analyses Gilles Deleuze’s work (alone and in collaboration with Félix Guattari), as a philosophy of flows, of possibilities and of vitality. It explores the ways in which his thought has been resisted by conventional feminism, and later taken up by a range of recent feminist and queer theorists, while providing its own particular readings as a feminist literary critic. The chapter unpicks Deleuze’s thinking through the conceptualisation of transcendental empiricism, exploring relations between a-subjectivity, the event and the fold. It then analyses Deleuze and Guattari’s anti-psychoanalytical theory through the aleatory flux of desire, the Body without Organs and notions of nomadic becoming. Finally it considers the Deleuzian concept of difference, thinking through its possible relations with politics and with art, and unfolding a philosophy of the becoming of the body that lays the foundations for the rest of the work.

Keywords:   A-subjective, Becoming, Body without Organs, Deleuze, Gilles, Desire, Difference, Event, Guattari, Félix, Feminism, Fold, Nomadism

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