Review by Curtis Cole
Published under the University of Minnesota’s “Forerunners” series, or, short titles “written between fresh ideas and finished books”, Andrew Culp’s bold academic novella Dark Deleuze, initiates a great, albeit unfinished project—re-oriented Gilles Deleuze, that ceaseless thinker of the joyous, to a negative standing in which the inherent revolutionary communism of Deleuzianism may be unleashed.
It is, in other words, a fine endeavor. But it is not an endeavor which will appeal to the serious Deleuze scholar. Why is because of the nature of the title: short and choppy, this is a work which aims at putting forward hypotheses supported only by the scantiest of philosophical argumentation. Though I did not find this troublesome since I wholly accepted the nature of Culp’s publication, as a work-in-progress reconceptualization, it will likely not appear that way to the mainstream Deleuze researcher, especially those liberal agents of counterrevolution…
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