Figurations of Immanence

Elisabeth Schäfer


If anything, Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy, makes all living beings, including the human subjects, very much ‘part of nature’. Calling for an embodied philosophy of radical immanence marks the start of a bodily philosophy of relations. The body in this perspective is a relation to what is not itself. It is basically a movement or an activity. Could certain processes of writing be described as immanent to such movements or activities?


writing; immanence; writing-as-research; Cixous; Deleuze; arts-based research

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Deleuze, Gilles. 2001. “Immanence: A Life.” In Pure Immanence: Essays on A Life, translated by Anne Boyman, 25–33. New York: Zone Books.

Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. 1994. What is Philosophy? Translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Graham Burchell. New York: Columbia University Press.


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