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Eriksson, J. (2017). Filming a New Earth: Ecopolitical Imagination in Cinema and Deleuze's Geophilosophy of Utopia. In: ACSIS 2017: Sessions, Panels & Abstracts. Paper presented at ACSIS: Mobilizing Cultural Studies, Norrköping, Sweden, 19-21 June, 2017 (pp. 7-7).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Filming a New Earth: Ecopolitical Imagination in Cinema and Deleuze's Geophilosophy of Utopia
2017 (English)In: ACSIS 2017: Sessions, Panels & Abstracts, 2017, p. 7-7Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the concept of utopia in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and its significance for cinema, placing his and Félix Guattari’s “geophilosophy” in the context of posthumanist ecocriticism. It relocates the notion of utopia from out of a paradigm of political fiction and speculations of a possible social progress, towards Deleuze & Guattari’s ideas of a geography and topology of time as conditions for creative thought. Considering the importance of the concepts of becoming and virtuality in this philosophy, a utopian image is no mere speculation or representation, but a force of creation. Deleuze’s notion that philosophers and artists share the task of resisting the present in creatively thinking “a new people” and “a new earth” can be developed to view film as a medium for re-imagining nature, creating a new set of earth-images or geosigns for future thought. 

Keywords
Gilles Deleuze, geophilosophy, utopianism, posthumanism, ecocinema
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Studies on Film Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34418 (URN)
Conference
ACSIS: Mobilizing Cultural Studies, Norrköping, Sweden, 19-21 June, 2017
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-07-10Bibliographically approved
Fors, V., Berg, M. & Eriksson, J. (2016). Cooking for perfection: Transhumanism and the mysteries of kitchen mastery. Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics, 4(2), 111-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cooking for perfection: Transhumanism and the mysteries of kitchen mastery
2016 (English)In: Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics, ISSN 2001-4562, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 111-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2016
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32762 (URN)10.3384/confero.2001-4562.161213 (DOI)
Projects
Sensing, Shaping, Sharing
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P14-0367:1
Available from: 2016-12-20 Created: 2016-12-20 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2016). Tusen platåer & Anti-Oidipus [Review]. Ord och bild (3–4), 133-136
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tusen platåer & Anti-Oidipus
2016 (Swedish)In: Ord och bild, ISSN 0030-4492, E-ISSN 1402-2508, no 3–4, p. 133-136Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Ord & bild, 2016
National Category
Philosophy History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32135 (URN)
Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2015). Diffractions of the Digital: Godard and the Kinetics of the History-Image. In: Johanna Dahlin & Tove Andersson (Ed.), In the flow – People, Media, Materialities: ACSIS conference 15-17 June 2015, Norrköping. Paper presented at ACSIS Conference: "In the Flow: People, Media, Materialities", Norrköping, Sweden, 15–17 June, 2015 (pp. 127-128). Norrköping: ACSIS, Linköpings universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diffractions of the Digital: Godard and the Kinetics of the History-Image
2015 (English)In: In the flow – People, Media, Materialities: ACSIS conference 15-17 June 2015, Norrköping / [ed] Johanna Dahlin & Tove Andersson, Norrköping: ACSIS, Linköpings universitet , 2015, p. 127-128Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As exemplified by Eloge de l'amour (2001), Jean-Luc Godard's work after Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988–98) – which critiqued cinema's treatment of its contemporary cultural and oplitical history, – has made use of digital technology in order to explore the remaining potential of the medium after its purported demise and ethical failure. By drawing on concepts from Gilles Deleuze and Karen Barad, this paper aims to elucidate the techno-aesthetic conditions of Godard's implied method of imaging the dual flux of temporality: becoming history and becoming future. In this diffracting process, Godard's late films embody the present condition of visual culture as it splits between past and future from the point of a present crisis of its material conditions of representation. Neither virtual reality nor classical realism, a diffractive method of digital filmmaking explores the new materiality of motion pictures. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norrköping: ACSIS, Linköpings universitet, 2015
Keywords
Jean-Luc Godard, Gilles Deleuze, Karen Barad, digital cinema, film history, diffractive methodology
National Category
Cultural Studies History of Ideas Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29765 (URN)
Conference
ACSIS Conference: "In the Flow: People, Media, Materialities", Norrköping, Sweden, 15–17 June, 2015
Available from: 2015-11-15 Created: 2015-11-15 Last updated: 2015-11-17Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2015). Hoppfulla monster: Posthuman biopolitik och utopism i italiensk filosofi (1ed.). In: Mårten Björk & Jon Wittrock (Ed.), Människa, stat, utopi: En antologi om det möjligas konst (pp. 130-157). Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hoppfulla monster: Posthuman biopolitik och utopism i italiensk filosofi
2015 (Swedish)In: Människa, stat, utopi: En antologi om det möjligas konst / [ed] Mårten Björk & Jon Wittrock, Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag , 2015, 1, p. 130-157Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag, 2015 Edition: 1
Keywords
utopi, teratologi, Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Espositio, Antonio Negri, Ubaldo Fadini
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29764 (URN)978-91-88203-06-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-11-15 Created: 2015-11-15 Last updated: 2015-11-19Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2013). Realist by Nature, by Nature Abstract: Personalist Aesthetics in Mounier and Henry. In: 12th International Conference on Persons: Abstracts: Lund, Sweden, August 6–10, 2013. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Persons, Lund, Sweden, August 6–10, 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Realist by Nature, by Nature Abstract: Personalist Aesthetics in Mounier and Henry
2013 (English)In: 12th International Conference on Persons: Abstracts: Lund, Sweden, August 6–10, 2013, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the “sketch for a personalist aesthetic” in Le Personnalisme (1949), Emmanuel Mounier cautioned that the tendency towards abstraction in modern art was a sign of nihilism; but he also saw in it a promise to reveal a reality which transcends our habitual view of the world. To Mounier, there is a paradox in the nature of art: it is both realist and abstract; it deals with the reality of beings while attempting to communicate transcendence. If abstract art can avoid esotericism, it can make the personal communal and speak to the common man. This paper argues that such a personalist aesthetic is realized in Michel Henry’s later phenomenology - in his monograph on Kandinsky, Voir l’invisible (1988), and his subsequent Christological meditations - which treats the possibilities to express the mystery of subjectivity in a communal personhood. Theologically, this is revealed in incarnation; aesthetically, in abstraction. For Henry, the inner life of emotions cannot be communicated by representation, but only by a radical expression of human reality in abstract art. Thereby human subjectivity is joined with the person of Christ, for the essence of art, revealed in abstraction, is the “resurrection of eternal life.”

Keywords
Emmanuel Mounier, Michel Henry, personalism, transcendental subjectivity, abstract painting
National Category
Philosophy History of Ideas Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23688 (URN)
Conference
12th International Conference on Persons, Lund, Sweden, August 6–10, 2013
Available from: 2013-09-28 Created: 2013-09-28 Last updated: 2015-05-05Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2011). Aristoteles anomalier. Glänta (1), 48-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aristoteles anomalier
2011 (Swedish)In: Glänta, ISSN 1104-5205, no 1, p. 48-56Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

While Aristotle has conventionally been perceived as a precursor for the taxonomy of modern biological systematics, such as that of Carolus Linnaeus, this essay investigates the relationship between Aristotelian metaphysics and natural history in order to demonstrate the problem of anomalies in any system of this kind. In particular, the problem involves the place that may be given to the unnatural (deviations form the norm of nature) in a system for nature – if there can be a taxonomy of anomalies (namely, a teratology), given the logic of Aristotelian philosophy. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Glänta, 2011
Keywords
Aristoteles, klassifikation, taxonomi, naturhistoria, teratologi
National Category
Philosophy History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-15142 (URN)
Available from: 2011-05-25 Created: 2011-05-25 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2010). Monstret & människan: Paré, Deleuze och teratologiska traditioner i fransk filosofi, från renässanshumanism till posthumanism. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund: Sekel Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Monstret & människan: Paré, Deleuze och teratologiska traditioner i fransk filosofi, från renässanshumanism till posthumanism
2010 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Monstrosity & Man : Paré, Deleuze, and Teratological Traditions in French Philosophy from Renaissance Humanism to Posthumanism
Abstract [en]

This dissertation studies the problem of the inhuman in relation to human nature in philosophy from antiquity to the present, highlighting the interrelationship between science and philosophy in the development of concepts of monstrosity in France from mid-sixteenth century to late twentieth century thought. By means of constraint, it focuses on Ambroise Paré (1509/10–90) and Gilles Deleuze (1925–95) as representatives of early humanism and posthumanism, respectively. The study is divided into four chronologically ordered parts. In part I, four teratological traditions of philosophical import are discerned in antiquity: the naturalist, the humanist, the metaphysical, and the hermeneutical (each associated with a set of key names: in particular, Empedocles, Lucretius; Socrates, Protagoras; Plato, Aristotle; and Pliny, Augustine). Part II follows these traditions into the Renaissance where they intersect in the ‘books of wonder’, among which Paré’s Des monstres et prodiges (1573) is viewed to have had a lasting influence on the development of the science of teratology. Criticizing the positivistic conventions of interpretation of the book in question, notions of order, causality, diversity, and novelty are analyzed for the purpose of excavating from Paré’s work a natural philosophy which hinges on man’s capacity for knowledge; in such a humanist conception, monsters are not so much naturalized as nature becomes monstrous, while man is taken to reflect and encompass all the properties of natural things, thereby incorporating monstrosity in his singular variability. Part III provides an overview of the development of a scientific teratology from Cartesian mechanicism and rationalism, through theories of preformation, epigenesis, and transformation, to the materialist and vitalist debates of the early nineteenth century, when Étienne and Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire create the discipline of teratology, and its aftermath in developmental and evolutionary biology. The general theme is the place of anomalies in the normal scheme of nature (and culture), as man becomes progressively taken as the norm for thought, ultimately rendering the inhuman as such unthought. Finally, part IV looks to Deleuze as an attempt in the late 1900s to construct a posthumanist philosophy of nature where monstrosity is the problem which rather generates thought; it thus chronologically traces formulations of a concept of monstrosity in his body of work, from the 1940s to the 1990s. In Différence et répétition (1968), Deleuze is found to furnish three interconnected theses to define monstrosity, regarding problems of determination, synthesis, and differentiation, where the problematic as such (the nature of difference itself) is conceptualized as the ‘idea’ of monstrosity, not any particular physical shape. After analyzing the concept of the ‘body without organs’ as an issue of identity and materiality, tracing it back to its formulation in Logique du sens (1969), these theses of monstrosity are then applied to a study of Deleuze’s later philosophy, emphasizing Mille plateaux (1980), Logique de la sensation (1981), and Cinéma 1–2 (1983–85), as side-stepping the human norm in order to think its anomaly (the inhuman) as the condition for creativity. This is evidenced in his ideas of technology and the arts as experimental practices of becoming inhuman. The monster is thus regarded as a ‘conceptual persona’ in a Deleuzian philosophy of the virtual Figure—challenging all actual forms—of an inhuman time for the experience of difference in itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Sekel Bokförlag, 2010. p. 719
Keywords
difference, materiality, the body, teratology, humanist philosophy, monstrosity, anomaly, the inhuman, Ambroise Paré, Gilles Deleuze, natural philosophy, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, organization, the posthuman, order, affect, multiplicity, becoming, Gilles Deleuze, Ambroise Paré, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, teratologi, humanistisk filosofi, monstruositet, anomali, kropp, materialitet, affekt, mångfald, skillnad, blivande
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-13964 (URN)978-91-85767-66-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2010-11-13, Sal 201, Kulturanatomen, Biskopsgatan 7, Lund, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2010-12-06 Created: 2010-12-04 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2010). Ordet/odjuret: Teriantropomorfism hos Giorgio Agamben. In: Gustav Holmberg, Svante Nordin, Anna Tunlid (Ed.), Djurens idéhistoria (pp. 81-105). Nora: Bokförlaget Nya Doxa
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ordet/odjuret: Teriantropomorfism hos Giorgio Agamben
2010 (Swedish)In: Djurens idéhistoria / [ed] Gustav Holmberg, Svante Nordin, Anna Tunlid, Nora: Bokförlaget Nya Doxa, 2010, p. 81-105Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Den italienske filosofen Giorgio Agamben (f. 1942) reflekterar i sin L'aperto (2002) över människans försök att skilja sig från djuren, att skilja det mänskliga från det djuriska även inom människan. I denna studie placerar jag in denna bok dels i Agambens övergripande biopolitiska projekt, Homo sacer, dels in den filosofiska strömning som kallas posthumanism. Syftet är att analysera distinktionen mellan tre grekiska begrepp för former av liv – bios, zoê och thêrion – som problematiseras genom dessa texter, då de sammanförs i bilden av djur–människa-hybrider inom biblisk apokalyptik. Vilket ord kan benämna en sådan livsform och vilken är dess status i mänsklighetens historia?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nora: Bokförlaget Nya Doxa, 2010
Keywords
Agamben, Heidegger, Kojève, Bataille, Derrida, biopolitik, posthumanism, apokalyptik, eskatologi, monster, hybrid, chimär
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4623 (URN)978-91-578-0560-7 (ISBN)9157805601 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-06-05 Created: 2010-06-05 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2009). Maskinisk darwinism: Teknikens naturhistoria hos Samuel Butler och Gilles Deleuze. In: Andreas Nyblom (Ed.), Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige: Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009. Paper presented at Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), Norrköping, 15-17 June 2009 (pp. 299-310). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maskinisk darwinism: Teknikens naturhistoria hos Samuel Butler och Gilles Deleuze
2009 (Swedish)In: Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige: Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009 / [ed] Andreas Nyblom, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2009, p. 299-310Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Till de utmärkande dragen i det sena 1900-talets idéhistoria hör en framväxt av teknologier som utmanar, omdefinierar eller överskrider gränsen mellan det naturliga och det artificiella, mellan det organiska och det tekniska. Detta kan ge upphov till dystopiska visioner om förlusten av mänskliga värden, till om med människans förlust som art i kampen mot sina uppfinningar, men också till utopiska bilder av människans överskridande av sina egna biologiska villkor. En inhuman fara står mot ett transhumant löfte. Problemet går emellertid djupare än så; det gäller själva idén om liv i denna tid av artificialitet och teknologi, det gäller mekanismerna för en utveckling som plötsligt omfattar maskinerna i lika hög grad som människorna, deras kultur och resten av naturen. Denna studie jämför två gestalter – Samuel Butler och Gilles Deleuze – åtskilda av ett århundrade, som på olika vis, på samma gång innovativa som representativa, teoretiserar villkoren för tänkandet av en teknikens naturhistoria och en maskinernas utvecklingslära.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2009
Series
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1650-3740 ; 40
Keywords
Samuel Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Charles Darwin, evolution, utveckling, teknologi, maskinism
National Category
History of Ideas History of Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-3658 (URN)
Conference
Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), Norrköping, 15-17 June 2009
Available from: 2009-12-26 Created: 2009-12-26 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved
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