Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Announcing my doctoral seminar for Fall 2022.

Deleuze and Guattari's "Capitalism and Schizophrenia"

Special Topics in Critical Theory -- Thursdays 9:30am - 12:20pm

This doctoral seminar is on two books, Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), written by French authors Gilles Deleuze and FĂ©lix Guattari. Both subtitled "Capitalism and Schizophrenia," the two books describe and sometimes anticipate changes in the nature of society and the subject. Spanning the pivotal decade of the 1970s, these texts will provide a lens through which to understand psychoanalysis, Marxism, aesthetics, technology, and several other topics. The course will consist of close readings of the two books, with minimal secondary material. Open to doctoral students and approved master's students.