[D-G] New book from Edinburgh University Press

GLAZIER Anna Anna.Glazier at eup.ed.ac.uk
Mon Jul 7 04:09:58 PDT 2008

Edinburgh University Press has recently published 'Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance' by Elena del Rio, the first study of the interface between Deleuzian theory and film performance.

If you think this book would be of interest to subscribers of the Deleuze-Guttari list I would be grateful if you could circulate the following message:

New from Edinburgh University Press:

Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection
Elena del Rio

June 2008
Hb ISBN 978 0 7486 3525 2

This book offers a unique reconsideration of the performing body that privileges the notion of affective force over the notion of visual form at the centre of former theories of spectacle and performativity. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of the body, and on Deleuze-Spinoza's relevant concepts of affect and expression, Elena del Río examines a kind of cinema that she calls 'affective-performative'. The features of this cinema unfold via detailed and engaging discussions of the movements, gestures and speeds of the body in a variety of films by Douglas Sirk, Rainer W. Fassbinder, Sally Potter, Claire Denis, and David Lynch. Key to the book's engagement with performance is a consistent attention to the body's powers of affection.

Key Features
*The first study of the interface between Deleuzian theory and film performance.
*A sustained consideration of the links between the body of performance and the body of affect.
*An analysis of the relation of the performative body to a feminist politics.
*New readings of classical melodramas as well as contemporary independent cinemas.


Many thanks


Anna Glazier
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