Post by: Andrew Culp

NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze/Leseprobe

27 Mrz , 2017  

Ein revolutionärer Deleuze, der einer Welt der verpflichtenden Happiness, der dezentralisierten Kontrolle und der Überbewachung zugeneigt ist?

Der französische Philosoph Gilles Deleuze ist als Denker der Kreation, der fröhlichen Affirmation und der Assemblagen bekannt. In Dark Deleuze argumentiert Andrew Culp, dass der ehemals radikale Kanon der Freude seine Widerstandskraft gegen ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

HKRB Interviews: Andrew Culp

6 Feb , 2017  

Alfie Bown: Your book is just 77 pages long but your project and its scope is huge. Your aim has been to recover Deleuze from those who saw him as the philosopher of “joyous affirmation” and who experienced his work (without perhaps always admitting it) as vitalist, life-affirming and even ...

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PhiloFiction

Aliens, Monsters, and Revolution in the Dark Deleuze

27 Aug , 2016  

This is the longer version of a blog post I initially wrote for the University of Minnesota Press. You can find the shorter version on their blog here.

French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is usually characterized as a thinker of positivity. Consider two of his major contributions: the rhizome as an ...

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PhiloFiction

Ending the World as We Know It: A. Galloway Interview with Andrew Culp

2 Jul , 2016  

Alexander R. Galloway: You have a new book called Dark Deleuze (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). I particularly like the expression “canon of joy” that guides your investigation. Can you explain what canon of joy means and why it makes sense to use it when talking about Deleuze?

Andrew ...

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NonPolitics

Insurrectionary Foucault: Tiqqun, The Coming Insurrection, and Beyond

28 Mrz , 2016  

Some might want to dismiss The Coming Insurrection as a vulgar or extreme interpretation of Foucault, warped for highly politicized purposes. This paper challenges that position. In particular, through clarifying the theoretical influences of  The Coming Insurrection,
I challenge the current reception of Foucault`s recently published College de France ...

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PhiloFiction

Afro-pessimism as Aesthetic Blackness? [Putting the Pessimism in Afro-Pessimism]

8 Jan , 2016  

On the occasion of Achille Mbembe’s new preface to the African reprint of On the Postcolony by Wits University Press.

Mbembe: Critique is witnessing as well as endless vigilance, interrogation and anticipation. A proper ­critique requires us first to dwell in the chaos of the night in order precisely to ...

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Biopolitics, Lexicon

Non-constitutive Rhetoric: Or the Banality of Control

19 Nov , 2015  

My purpose today is to update the rhetorical studies theory of subjectivity. I argue that ‘affect theory’ should replace the older psychoanalytic model of interpellation. To concretize my argument, I analyze banal rhetoric; namely, the cybernetic subjectivity produced by “stock listings, currencies, corporate accounting, national budgets, computer languages, mathematics, scientific ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Connectivity as Inclusive Disjunction

17 Okt , 2015  

Abstractly, connectivity operates through inclusive disjunction, a process that puts otherwise foreign elements into communication with one another through an encounter that does not require those pieces to operate through a shared logic.[i] Rather than in-folding some common term, such as the introjection of an imperial dictate, The Metropolis ...

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all, PhiloFiction

Dark Deleuze

20 Aug , 2015  

Included here are excerpts from an early version of the forthcoming book Dark Deleuze and the Death of this World by Andrew Culp.

(2) From the Chapel to the Crypt
There are those who have hitherto only enlightened the world in various ways; the point is to darken it. Some ...

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