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Poetic Becomings

Studies in Contemporary French Literature


Jérôme Game

What does contemporary French poetry do to the subject? This book examines the means and effects of the subject’s transmutation into various processes of (de-)subjectivation by looking at the works of four contemporary writers: Christian Prigent, Dominique Fourcade, Olivier Cadiot and Hubert Lucot. The author explores their work in the context of Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy, building a critical apparatus – a ‘poetics of becoming’ – that informs close readings of poems and prose. Moving beyond established criteria of classical literary criticism, the book both offers a comparative discussion of Deleuze’s notions of literature and provides new insights into French writing, addressing the political dimension of contemporary poetry from the perspective of current theoretical radicalism.


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Additional Bibliography References are given in full in the footnotes the first time a work appears in the text; the below are additional resources. Alféri, P., Chercher une phrase (Paris: Christian Bourgois, 1991) Arlyck, E., Viart, D. (eds), Ef fractions de la poésie (Ecritures contemporaines no. 7) (Paris: Minard, 2003) Arthaud, C., et al., Cent titres 1. Poésie française contemporaine (de l’après-guerre à aujourd’hui) (Marseille: CIPM/Farrago, 1999) Audet, R. (ed.), Enjeux du contemporain (Québec: Nota Bene, 2009) Audinet, E., et al., Etats Généraux de la Poésie (Marseille: CIPM/Farrago, 1993) Avirai, A., Telling Rhythms. Body and Meaning in Poetry (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994) Baetens, J., Viart, D. (eds), La Littérature française contemporaine. Questions et perspec- tives, ed. D. Viart (Louvain: Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 1993) Baetens, J., Viart, D. (eds), Etats du roman contemporain (Ecritures contemporaines 2) (Paris: Minard, 1999) Baetens, J., Viart, D. (eds), L’Un et l’autre. Figures du poème (Ecritures contemporaines no. 4) (Paris: Minard, 2001) Baillieu, J.-M., La Poésie en string (Bordeaux: L’Attente, 2004) Barthes, R., Le Bruissement de la langue. Essais critiques IV (Paris: Seuil, 1984) Bergen, V., Résistances philosophiques (Paris: P.U.F., 2009) Bishop, M. (ed.), The Language of Poetry. Crisis and Solution (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1980) Bishop, M. (ed.), The Contemporary Poetry of France. Eight Studies (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1985) Bishop, M. (ed.), Contemporary French Women’s Poetry, Vol. I and II (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1995) Bishop, M., Elson, C. (eds), Contemporary French Poetics...

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