Schreber and the Penetrated Male

Jonathan Kemp

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780748634040
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652563 | DOI:
Schreber and the Penetrated Male

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This chapter explores how Gilles Deleuze's critical energy and concepts can be marshalled into challenging the totalising notions of masculinity and the body. It offers an interpretation of the case of Daniel Paul Schreber as a DeleuzoGuattarian becoming-minoritarian/woman/queer that shattered the neat and stable confines of the concept of man. The chapter also explores one aspect of embodiment so far ignored or misunderstood within critical theory: the penetrated male body.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; masculinity; body; Daniel Paul Schreber; man; embodiment; critical theory; becoming-minoritarian; penetrated male body

Chapter.  7649 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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