CIDRAL Theory Intensive: Deleuze and Minor Literatures
|Dates:||14 February 2017|
|Times:||12:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2017 programme, 'Precarity'.
Professor Margaret Littler (German Studies) will lead a seminar for postgraduate students and staff entitled Deleuze and Minor Literatures.
Deleuze and Guattari's definition of minor literature in Ch 3 of Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature is often cited as a comment on the political impact of minority literature, in a way that distorts both what they understood by 'politics' and by 'literature'. Reading this chapter alongside Deleuze's late essay 'Literature and Life' we will explore aspects of his materialist and non-representational approach to literature, and hopefully arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the concept of minor literature.
Readings are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/so1na014iywap5e/AAAkUF-Jh4KT7htjjlQRzJn1a?dl=0
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Kakfa: Toward a Minor Literature, trans Dana Polan (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986) ch. 3 'What is a Minor Literature?'
Gilles Deleuze, Essays Critical and Clinical, trans Daniel W. Smith and Michael A. Greco (London: Verso, 1998) ch 1 'Literature and Life'
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