In 1971, Deleuze and Guattaris collaborative work, Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia caused an international sensation by fusing Marx with a radically rewritten Freud to produce a new approach to critical thinking they provocatively called schizoanalysis. Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema explores the possibilities of using this concept to interrogate cinematic works in both the Hollywood and non-Hollywood tradition. It attempts to define what a schizoanalysis of cinema might be and interrogates a variety of ways in which a schizoanalysis might be applied.
This collection opens up a fresh field of inquiry for Deleuze scholars and poses an exciting challenge to cinema studies in general. Featuring some of the most important cinema studies scholars working on Deleuze and Guattari today, Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema is a cutting edge collection that will set the agenda for future work in this area.
Introduction: Five Theses of Actually Existing Schizoanalysis of Cinema, Ian Buchanan (Cardiff University, UK)
1. Schizoanalysis and the Phenomenology of Cinema, Joe Hughes (University of Edinburgh, UK)
2. Schizoanalysis and the Cinema of the Brain, Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University, USA)
3. Losing Face, Gregory Flaxman (University of North Carolina, USA) and Elena Oxman (University of North Carolina, USA)
4. Disorientation, Duration and Tarkovsky, Mark Riley (Roehampton University, UK)
5. Suspended Gestures: Schizoanalysis, Affect and the Face in Cinema, Amy Herzog (CUNY, USA)
6. Schizoanalysis, Spectacle and the Spaghetti Western, David Martin-Jones (University of St Andrews, UK)
7. Cinemas of Minor Frenchness, Bill Marshall (University of Glasgow, UK)
8. Delirium Cinema or Machines of the Invisible?, Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
9. Off Your Face: Schizoanalysis, Faciality and Cinema, Anna Powell (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
10. An Ethics of Spectatorship: Love, Death and Cinema, Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
Ian Buchanan is Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University, UK. He is the author of Deleuzism (Edinburgh UP, 2000) and the editor of Deleuze Studies.
Patricia MacCormack is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Film at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She is the author of Cinesexuality (Ashgate, 2008).
Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema by Ian Buchanan; Patricia MacCormack was published by Continuum in July 2008 and is our 37030th best seller. The ISBN for Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema is 9781847061287.