Friday, May 27, 2011

Caputo on Deleuze Reading Group: Post 2 of 7 (comments from last week moved here)

It may also be helpful to look at Joe Hughes' Deleuze's Difference and Repetition user's guide.  So far from Hughes' text we've covered the material from Ch. III (Reading the Text), Section 2: The Introduction: Repetition and Difference (pp. 25-39) and Section 2: Difference in Itself (pp. 39-65).  Caputo's corresponding audio lecture here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Caputo on Deleuze Reading Group: Post 1 of 7 (updated)

Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, Preface (xv-xxii) and Ch. I "Difference in Itself" (pp. 1-69) with corresponding audio lecture.  First set of readings that I am looking at with some of my former graduate students.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer Reading Group: Deleuze - Transcendence and Immanence (John Caputo's audio/lecture course on Deleuze)

Deleuze Summer Reading Group: Introductory Materials

Prospectus (from the syllabus)
Does transcendence mean the search for a world beyond this one or is there some sense in which there is a transcendence of or in this world which is not a transcendence beyond the world?  By the same token, does immanence always mean we are "trapped" in the world or does it represent its own kind of surpassal, splendor, or glory?  What difference, ethically or politically, would it make to be the champion of one or the other? ...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog.  This is something of an experiment that I'll be trying this summer. Hopefully it will be a place where I might try to envision and articulate new ideas and projects. Feedback and interaction is welcome.