Deleuze and Performance

Edited by Laura Cull

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Was performance important to Deleuze? Is Deleuze important to performance; to its practical, as well as theoretical, research? What are the implications of Deleuze's philosophy of difference, process and becoming, for Performance Studies, a field in which many continue to privilege the notion of performance as representation, as anchored by its imitation of an identity: 'the world', 'the play', 'the self'?

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Introduction by Laura Cull
1. Performing in the Chaosmos: Farts, Follicles, Mathematics, and Delirium in Deleuze by Herbert Blau
2. I Artaud BwO: The Uses of Artaud's To have Done with the Judgment of God by Edward Scheer
3. Expression and Affect in Kleist, Beckett, and Deleuze by Anthony Uhlmann
4. A Theatre of Subtractive Extinction: Bene without Deleuze by Lorenzo Chiesa
5. Performing, Strolling, Thinking: From Minor Literature to Theatre of the Future by Daniel Watt and Off the beaten path or, notes towards a Heideggerian deterritorialization: a response to Daniel Watt by Julian Wolfreys
6. Becoming a Citizen of the World: Deleuze between Allan Kaprow and Adrian Piper by Stephen Zepke
7. sub specie durationis by Matthew Goulish and Laura Cull
8. Thinking through Theatre by Maaike Bleeker
9. Becoming-Dinosaur: Collective Process and Movement Aesthetics by Anna Hickey-Moody
10. …of butterflies, bodies and biograms… Affective spaces in performativities in the performance of Madama Butterfly by Barbara Kennedy
11. Like a Prosthesis: Critical Performance à Digital Deleuze by Timothy Murray
12. Performance as the Distribution of Life: From Aeschylus to Chekhov to VJing via Deleuze and Guattari by Andrew Murphie
13. The 'minor' arithmetic of rhythm: imagining digital technologies for dance by Stamatia Portanova
Notes on Contributors
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Laura Cull is a Lecturer in the Visual and Performing Arts Division at Northumbria University and Chair of the PSi Performance and Philosophy working group.

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