Contemporary Caribbean Writing and Deleuze: Literature by Lorna Burns

By Lorna Burns

Modern Caribbean Writing and Deleuze maps a brand new highbrow and literary historical past of postcolonial Caribbean writing and notion spanning from the Thirties surrealist move to the current, crossing the region's language blocs, and concerned with the interconnected ideas of creativity and commemoration. Exploring the paintings of René Ménil, Édouard Glissant, Wilson Harris, Derek Walcott, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Pauline Melville, Robert Antoni and Nalo Hopkinson, this learn unearths the categorical and implicit engagement with Deleuzian suggestion at paintings in modern Caribbean writing. Uniting for the 1st time significant colleges of up to date inspiration - postcolonialism and post-continental philosophy - this research establishes a brand new and leading edge serious discourse for Caribbean reports and postcolonial conception past the oppositional dialectic of colonizer and colonized. Drawing from Deleuze's writings on Bergson, Nietzsche and Spinoza, this research interrogates the postcolonial tropes of newness, changing into, relationality and a philosophical proposal of immanence that lie on the center of a little-observed discussion among modern Caribbean writers and Deleuze.

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Why he should also have developed an irrational loathing of the philosopher and mathematician, René Descartes, is something I shall address later.  102) Melville constructs her story around a remarkable family history: Frederick did commission for his wife an ‘English-wing’ and gardens at their court in Heidelberg, gardens designed by Salomon de Caus and influenced by his hermetic, mystical Rosicrucian background; Frederick and Elizabeth were crowned king and queen of Bohemia in 1619, only to be overthrown at the Battle of the White Mountain – a battle during which Descartes fought on the side of the attacking Hapsburgs and later established a well-known acquaintance with Frederick and Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Elizabeth.

270), the process of literary criticism ought also to be seen as an act of creolization. Thus in Chapter Three it is not my concern merely to identify the ways in which Glissant actually draws on the philosophy of Deleuze, but to continue this creolization of ideas by asking how we might better understand the processes described in Glissant’s work if we read them through the lens of Deleuze’s philosophy. By further exploring the implicit and explicit dialogue between these two philosophers, Chapter Three does not intend to produce a more ‘correct’ reading of Glissant, but to enact a process of creolization in order to discover something new about the processes of becoming-postcolonial, becoming-Caribbean in light of the post-continental turn to immanence and positive differentiation.

On the one hand, Spinoza – Nietzsche – Bergson – Deleuze, filtering into Glissant’s work, exploring the significance of a dual-attributed substance; and, on the other, French surrealism’s influence on Caribbean writers such as René Ménil and Aimé and Suzanne Césaire, who then develop a distinct Caribbean surrealism which feeds into the later writings of Antoni, Glissant, Harris and Walcott to name only a few. Chapter One explores this parallel evolution and, in doing so, suggests not merely that the roots of postcolonialism lie in surrealism’s anti-imperialist sympathies (Brennan 2002), but that prominent Caribbean writers and theorists display in their works a commitment to notions of universality, cross-culturality and Relation that are grounded in a philosophical concept of immanence that they share both with Deleuze and surrealism.

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