Deleuze and Guattari’s encounter with Beckett within the context of desiring machines

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2014
Öztürk Bakacak, Beste
In this thesis Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s social theory, which is based on their conceptualization of desiring machines, is analyzed within the references to Samuel Beckett’s works in two volume Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Focusing on Beckett’s works play a key role to comprehend the new ways that Deleuze and Guattari's desiring machines introduced, within their perspective against the traditional approach to desire which handles it in the context of lack. Besides, in this thesis a new interpretation on Beckett’s works is offered. Beckett’s selected works are presented within the social and political consequences of the conceptualization of desiring machines, and its implications on the notion of the subjectivity that is set forth in this framework. Thus, a new and radical reading is made that is stayed out of the mainstream when ‘Beckett’s Studies’ is viewed.

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B. Öztürk Bakacak, “Deleuze and Guattari’s encounter with Beckett within the context of desiring machines,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.