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This article explores the creative value of the notion of ‘repetition’ in Michel Foucault’s texts from the 1960s and early 1970s. Re-enacting Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy, Foucault implicitly refers to the Freudian repetition mechanisms in order to distort and reverse them. Foucault’s repetition is de-psychologized, affectively de-individualizing, and temporally erratic, using the power of a senseless repetition to create new possibilities for the future.
Title
Repetition
Subtitle
Differential Monotony, Affects, Creation
Author(s)
Arianna Sforzini
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This article explores the creative value of the notion of ‘repetition’ in Michel Foucault’s texts from the 1960s and early 1970s. Re-enacting Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy, Foucault implicitly refers to the Freudian repetition mechanisms in order to distort and reverse them. Foucault’s repetition is de-psychologized, affectively de-individualizing, and temporally erratic, using the power of a senseless repetition to create new possibilities for the future.
Is Part Of
Re-
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2019
Subject
Freud
Foucault
Deleuze
affect
double
time
difference
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Language
en-GB
short title
Repetition
page start
99
page end
105
Source
Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 99–105
Bibliographic Citation
Arianna Sforzini, ‘Repetition: Differential Monotony, Affects, Creation’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 99–105 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_12>
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