Lecture Drucken

Anne Sauvagnargues

Literature as Experimentation: Gilles Deleuze and Literature

19:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari describe art as a capturing of forces. From their early works on, Deleuze's book on Proust (1964) or Guattari's texts on writing as a form of therapy for example, literature plays an eminent role in their philosophy. For Deleuze, the artistic effect of literature is not reducible to a purely linguistic dimension, but rather calls for a new semiotic that goes beyond the discursive: a capturing of forces, a new semiotics of the affects, a logic of sensation.