A Matter of Style and Sheer Enthusiasm

Eldritch Priest

What is it to think when thought is freed from all ends, practical, fanciful, or otherwise? Where would thought go, if it were liberated from the demands of meaning? What would it do? What would it feel like? To whom or what would it be responsible? Clearly thinking of this sort would be accountable to no one in particular. And it most certainly would have no truck with what is called “truth.”...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: writing

Fiction, Philosophy, and Poetry Wrapped Around the Creal: On Writing the Novella ‘Who Killed the Poet?’

Luis de Miranda

Often, when confronted with an up-close manifestation of what my brother called “The Creal,” that vital metamorphic lava of life as constant creation, we bury our gaze in the poster, the label, the package—like that photo of an anonymous old man Bardo took when he was in London with Ophelia, on the way to Oxford, where her father Peter Lovelace lived. On the back of the photo, my brother had...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: writing
keywords: creal, novella, plane of immanence, William Shakespeare

Political Affect and Becoming-Child: The Case of Marlene Dumas

Sotiria-Ismini Gounari

Marlene Dumas is a prominent artist of our times whose work, consisting largely of figures and portraits of minority subjects, such as people of colour, women, and children, has been characterised as both emotional and political. In this paper I would like to examine Dumas’s work through the lenses of Deleuzian theory, by making use of the latter’s affective dimension. Specifically I would li...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: writing
keywords: aesthetics, becoming-child, colour, Marlene Dumas, politics

Deleuze and Beckett Towards Becoming-Imperceptible

Audronė Žukauskaitė

In my paper I will explore Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s notion of becoming-imperceptible and demonstrate how this notion works in Beckett’s texts. Deleuze often refers to Beckett’s characters, rethinking them in terms of desiring-production, schizophrenia, the body without organs, becoming, and becoming-imperceptible. The Beckettian characters, wandering in the schizophrenic promenad...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: writing
keywords: becoming-imperceptible, body without organs, exhaustion, life, Samuel Beckett, schizophrenia
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