Surroundings: Deleuze and Guattari


Journal Article

Deleuze and Guattari, as strict immanentists and consistent proponents of an "in-the-middle" or "in-between," had little philosophical time for notions of "the outside" or "the beyond" construed in terms invoking traditional ideas of transcendence (even though they created their own absolutely original notion of an "immanent transcendence." Any such "in-the-middle," however, must presuppose a milieu that is outside that "in-the-middle," albeit one constituting a surround or 'interzone' (a term borrowed from William Burroughs' novel Naked Lunch) for the "in-the-middle" in question, even if this surrounding milieu or interzone will, like its contiguous "in-the-middle," also be unequivocally immanent. The essay discusses the kind of conceptual assemblage pertaining to interality/interology that can be constructed with regard to Deleuzo-Guattarian "surroundings".

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Surin, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 403 - 410

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1499-6642

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0705-3657

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.22230/cjc.2016v41n3a3168

Citation Source

  • Scopus