Literature, Ethics, and Aesthetics: Applied Deleuze and Guattari
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Sabrina Achilles. Literature, Ethics, and Aesthetics: Applied Deleuze and Guattari. Pallgrave Macmillan, 2012. 230 Pages.
Release date: March 27, 2012 | ISBN-10: 023034089X | ISBN-13: 978-0230340893
This book is a conceptualization of the literary aesthetic in relation to ethics, in particular, an ethics for a concern for the Self. Bringing Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's constructivist thinking into a practical domain, Sabrina Achilles rethinks the ways in which literature is understood and taught. Through an interdisciplinary approach, literature is viewed from the position of a problem without any pre-given frame.
Sabrina Achilles is a lecturer of English at the University of Western Sydney.
Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (March 27, 2012)
Printed book Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
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Literature, Ethics, and Aesthetics, Sabrina Achilles LITERARY FUNCTION AND THE CARTOGRAPHIC TURN 85 There is, then, a mutual presupposition between the pair. The “gap” between the visible and the articulable is in fact necessary to the function of the pair. Without the gap, the statement could determine the visible ad infinitum. Deleuze puts the problem like this: “[h]ow would the visible not slip away, as something eternally determinable, when statements can determine it ad infinitum?” (68).
conditions of reception, and her work edges toward questions of the subject and ethics. However, due to the narratological and structuralist paradigms she employs, MacLean’s subject does not, ultimately, escape the law— and neither does it escape its dominating, coercive practices. Opposed to MacLean’s vision of the fictional as a law-abiding discourse, the fictional is capable of providing the reader with an ethos, “a way of being and of behavior” (Foucault, 1997:286), which is auto or
to double meaning of grapheme. Narrative, Knowledge, and Power For Maclean the destination of performance is in a will to knowledge ultimately resulting in a will to power: There is a more general meaning to performance: an implementation, and where possible a successful implementation, of a certain set of conditions of knowledge, skills, techniques, rules, or vocabulary. The classic distinction drawn by Chomsky is between the knowledge of vocabulary and of syntax, the paradigmatic and
The answer Foucault gives is: Things being as they are, nothing so far has shown that it is possible to define a strategy outside of this concern. It is within the field of the obligation to truth that it is possible to move about in one way or another, sometimes against effects of domination which may be linked to structures of truth or institutions entrusted with truth. (1997:295) In other words, the care of the self must occur through the concern for the truth. Since this concern is the only
community and thus escapes placement within a symbolic order—the order of equivalence. (There is no reason, no teleology pertaining to the community.) Nicole’s story—doubled in The Pied Piper and Rumplestiltskin (Rumplestiltskin wants gold from the straw the girl weaves, and Nicole’s father wants money for Nicole’s crippled state)—has taught Nicole not to seek justice from above and thus negate your self. Instead of negating her self, of deferring to an exterior line, the State, and thereby