Reading the Fantastic after Badiou and Deleuze

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638000
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652648 | DOI:
Reading the Fantastic after Badiou and Deleuze

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This chapter suggests that the French literary genre called le fantastique or gothic may well lend itself to the type of strong reading which Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze practised, explaining that this type of literature was blissfully ignored by these two philosophers. It argues that the gothic text may be an excellent candidate for the staging or capture of a Badiou-type event, and that it may also be the site of processes of becoming, of deterritorialisation and of minorisation which will be aptly accounted for in Deleuzian terms.

Keywords: le fantastique; gothic text; strong reading; Alain Badiou; Gilles Deleuze

Chapter.  13852 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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