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Deleuze and Collaborative Writing

An Immanent Plane of Composition

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Jonathan Wyatt, Ken Gale, Susanne Gannon and Bronwyn Davies

This book is a passionate engagement with Gilles Deleuze and collaborative writing, in which four writers explore together the insights that Deleuze has contributed to the topic. This powerful and complex text, which will appeal to scholars within qualitative inquiry, investigates the question of how we might begin to write, together, on what Deleuze would call an immanent plane of composition. On such a Deleuzian plane, or plateau, the writers seek to bond with Deleuze, to open up with him a new stream of thought and of being.

«This four-voiced engagement with Deleuze brilliantly moves collaborative writing into new spaces. The text explores uncharted topics, including all the transgressive poetic places between ontology, ethics, and nightmares. In (these authors’) hands, writing becomes more than a method of inquiry, it is a way of being in the world. And once you enter this space, you can never go back.» (Norman K. Denzin, Distinguished Professor of Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
«This is a delirious book, in the best possible sense, and a vivid and accessible engagement with the work of Deleuze. It is a mix of memoire, travelogue, philosophical exploration, pedagogical text and, near its conclusion, heart-stopping thriller. But of course it is none of these exactly. ‘JKSB’ shakes up cosy, humanist notions of collaborative writing, opening it up to something altogether more dangerous, fragile and promising.» (Maggie MacLure, Professor, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)
«This unusual book takes you on a collaborative writing journey alongside the ideas and conceptualisations generated by Deleuze. It makes for an edgy and compelling read that is not so much ‘about’ Deleuzian theory (although much thoughtful theoretical insight is shared) as about ‘hanging out’ alongside a group of hugely enthusiastic writers whose expressions of life and practices of living and working simply exude and exemplify Deleuzian ideas. It is also an unexpectedly intimate book that both touches the heart and moves on swiftly leaving you wanting more. I couldn’t put it down.» (Jane Speedy, Reader in Qualitative Inquiry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

«This four-voiced engagement with Deleuze brilliantly moves collaborative writing into new spaces. The text explores uncharted topics, including all the transgressive poetic places between ontology, ethics, and nightmares. In (these authors’) hands, writing becomes more than a method of inquiry, it is a way of being in the world. And once you enter this space, you can never go back.» (Norman K. Denzin, Distinguished Professor of Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
«This is a delirious book, in the best possible sense, and a vivid and accessible engagement with the work of Deleuze. It is a mix of memoire, travelogue, philosophical exploration, pedagogical text and, near its conclusion, heart-stopping thriller. But of course it is none of these exactly. ‘JKSB’ shakes up cosy, humanist notions of collaborative writing, opening it up to something altogether more dangerous, fragile and promising.» (Maggie MacLure, Professor, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)
«This unusual book takes you on a collaborative writing journey alongside the ideas and conceptualisations generated by Deleuze. It makes for an edgy and compelling read that is not so much ‘about’ Deleuzian theory (although much thoughtful theoretical insight is shared) as about ‘hanging out’ alongside a group of hugely enthusiastic writers whose expressions of life and practices of living and working simply exude and exemplify Deleuzian ideas. It is also an unexpectedly intimate book that both touches the heart and moves on swiftly leaving you wanting more. I couldn’t put it down.» (Jane Speedy, Reader in Qualitative Inquiry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom)