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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from literary studies. This new direction halted the possibilities of the revolutionary mode of the literary so energetically begun by the Formalists. The Logic of Electronic Learning: Ulmer’s Literary Cartography Ulmer has been interested in the cartographic turn for some time. Applied Grammatology (Ulmer, 1985), analyzes the significance of spatiality in 10.1057/9781137015785 - Literature, Ethics, and Aesthetics, Sabrina Achilles LITERARY FUNCTION AND THE CARTOGRAPHIC TURN 67 Derrida’s
designate not only the physical gestures of literal pictographic or ideographic inscription, but also the totality of what makes it possible; and also, beyond the signifying face, the signified face itself. And thus we say ‘writing’ for all that gives rise to an inscription in general, whether it is literal or not and even if what it distributes in space is alien to the order of the voice: cinematography, choreography, of course, but also pictorial, musical, sculptural ‘writing.’ One might also
significantly, the aesthetic or existential refrain is of a terrain (albeit a virtual terrain, a point I will soon elaborate). The community needs a terrain and cannot thrive on ideology alone. In fact, as it will be seen, the terrain belongs to the community where ideology does not. This makes ethico-aesthetics also an eco-aesthetics or a bio-aesthetics.22 The Aesthetic (Plane of Consistency) versus Models of Realization Deleuze and Guattari’s consideration of the aesthetic (in relation to
of my experiencing it” (32). Pathic knowledge, then, is affected by the onceoccurrent event of subjectification; it is the refrain or territoriality of ontological affirmation. Pathic knowledge thus affirms once-occurrent Being, in a way that “theoretical cognition” (Bakhtin, 1993:9) or abstract thought cannot. Capture and Occupation Throughout the text I have referred to ways in which the literary function is captured, for example, as a result of a linguistic analysis of the performative, and