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Colebrook, Claire

Works: 95 works in 456 publications in 6 languages and 19,692 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, 340, htt
Classifications: B2430.D454, 194
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Most widely held works by Claire Colebrook
Deleuze : a guide for the perplexed by Claire Colebrook( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an approachable account of the central themes in Deleuze's work. It is organised around major themes in Deleuze's oeuvre: sense; univocity; intuition; singularity; and difference. His ideas related to language, politics, ethics and consciousness are explored
Deleuze and feminist theory by Claire Colebrook( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Deleuze and Guattari declared that all becoming must go by way of a becoming-woman, their work has been subject to feminist interrogation. This book highlights the key points of this on-going enquiry
Deleuze and history( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to open up Deleuze's relevance to those working in history the history of ideas science studies evolutionary psychology history of philosophy and interdisciplinary projects inflected by historical problems
Milton, evil and literary history by Claire Colebrook( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Milton, Evil and Literary History addresses the ways in which we read literary history according to quite specific images of growth, development, progression, flourishing and succession. Goodness has always been aligned with a life of expansion, creation, production and fruition, while evil is associated with the inert, non-relational, static and stagnant. These associations have also underpinned a distinction between good and evil notions of capitalism, where good exchange enables agents to enhance their living potential and is contrasted with the evils of a capitalist system that circulates without any reference to life or spirit. Such images of a ghostly and technical economy divorced from animating origin are both central to Milton's theology and poetry and to the theories of literary history through which Milton is read. Regarded as a radical precursor to Romanticism, Milton's poetry supposedly requires the release of his radical spiritual content from the fetters of received orthodoxy. This literary and historical imagery of releasing the radical spirit of a text from the dead weight of received tradition is, this book argues, the dominant doxa of historicism and one which a counter-reading of Milton ought to question."--Jacket
Deleuze and the meaning of life by Claire Colebrook( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new and original monograph from a leading Deleuzian scholar exploring the central issues of life, science, language and art in Deleuze's work. The intensification of interest in Deleuze over the last decade has coincided with the end of the linguistic paradigm in both continental and analytic philosophy. Indeed, the division between the two traditions appears to be closing and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze seems to be crucial to this convergence, as he is both indebted to the phenomenological tradition at the same time as he operates with concepts drawn from the sciences. Claire Colebrook explores these ideas and offers a new and alternative assessment of Deleuze's contribution to philosophy. She argues that while Deleuze does draw upon sciences that explain the emergence of language, art and philosophy, his own thought is distinguished by a discontinuist thesis: systems may emerge from tendencies of life but always have the capacity to operate without reference to their original aim. Colebrook makes new claims regarding how Deleuze's philosophy might be used to read contemporary art and thus offers an original and crucial contribution to the Deleuzian debate
Gilles Deleuze by Claire Colebrook( )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the twentieth-century's most exciting and challenging intellectuals, Gilles Deleuze's writings covered literature, art, psychoanalysis, philosophy, genetics, film and social theory. This book not only introduces Deleuze's ideas, it also demonstrates the ways in which his work can provide new readings of literary texts. This guide goes on to cover his work in various fields, his theory of literature and his overarching project of a new concept of becoming
Posthumous life : theorizing beyond the posthuman by Jami Weinstein( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posthumous Life launches critical life studies: a mode of inquiry that neither endorses nor dismisses a wave of recent "turns" toward life, matter, vitality, inhumanity, animality, and the real. Following on from a questioning of the nature and limits of life in the natural sciences, essays in this volume question the limits and significance of the human and the humanities in the wake of various redefinitions of what counts as life. They explore the possibility of theorizing life without assuming it to be either a simple substrate or an always-mediated effect of culture and difference. Posthumous Life provides new ways of thinking about animals, plants, humans, difference, sexuality, race, gender, identity, the earth, and the future
Women's fiction and post-9/11 contexts by Sebastian Groes( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9/11 is not simple a date on the calendar but marks a distinct historical threshold, ushering in the war on terror and a supposed "clash of civilizations. Perhaps no date, since Virginia Woolf declared that "on or about December 1910 human character changed," has marked such a singular point in the perception of time, identity and nature. Women's writing has always been something of a counter-canon, offering modes of voice and point of view beyond that of the "man" of reason. This collection of essays explores the two problems of what it means to write as a woman and what it means to write in the twenty-first century
A dictionary of postmodernism by Niall Lucy( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a useful and authoritative A-Z of the critical terms, concepts, and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture
Blake, Deleuzian aesthetics and the digital by Claire Colebrook( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the theories of digital media and on the materiality of words and images, this study makes three original claims about the work of William Blake. It explores these three claims through the concept of incarnation
Irony by Claire Colebrook( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this handy volume, Claire Colebrook offers an overview of the history and structure of irony, from Socrates to the present
Understanding Deleuze by Claire Colebrook( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2021 in English and Swedish and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible introduction to the contemporary thought of Deleuze. It makes concepts clear, showing their political and theoretical complexity, elaborating their social and artistic relevance. Australian author (previously at Monash University) now living in Edinburgh
Philosophy and post-structuralist theory : from Kant to Deleuze by Claire Colebrook( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the Kantian and phenomenological background of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault and Irigaray, this book raises some key questions and issues in critical theory. Is it still possible to sustain a transcendental critical project? How do such projects fare in the current terrain of cultural studies and anti-representationalism?
New literary histories : new historicism and contemporary criticism by Claire Colebrook( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deleuze and gender by Claire Colebrook( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique new study which extends Deleuze's already radical philosophy into ideas of the post-human, truth, reading, sexual difference and gender politics
Gender by Claire Colebrook( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text Claire Colebrook offers a clear overview of the concept of gender, placing gender in its historical context and tracing its development from the Enlightenment to the present, before moving on to the evolution of the concept of gender from within the various stances of feminist criticism
Jacques Derrida : key concepts by Claire Colebrook( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings and his deconstruction of democracy. An international team of contributors provide both an examination of the key concepts central to Derrida's thinking and a broader study of how that thinking shifted over a lifetime. In so doing, this book offers the reader a clear, systematic and fresh examination of the astounding breadth of Derrida's philosophy. -- from back cover
Irony in the work of philosophy by Claire Colebrook( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an era that proclaims itself postironic, the question and problem of irony are of more interest than ever. In this inquiry, Claire Colebrook first takes up all the major figures in post-Cartesian philosophy on the subject of irony: Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche. She similarly examines the modern thinkers in the Anglo-Saxon tradition: Rorty, Searle, and de Man. She then engages in an analysis of the Continental canon and the ironic dimension that marks contemporary philosophy." "Beyond the question of irony, Colebrook treats the presence of irony in the history of philosophy and those points of overlap between nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and philosophy. Ultimately, she extends what has belonged primarily to the domain of literature into a world of concepts."--Jacket
Ethics and representation : from Kant to Post-structuralism by Claire Colebrook( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethics and Representation provides a critique and overview of contemporary post-structuralist theory. Exploring the Kantian and phenomenological background of Derride, Deleuze, Foucault and Irigaray, this book raises some key questions and issues in critical theory. Is it still possible to sustain a transcendental critical project? How do such projects fare in the current terrain of cultural studies and anti-representationalism?"--Jacket
Deleuze and law : forensic futures by Rosi Braidotti( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures explores the relation between law and life and the advent of a politics of 'life'. How have recent events focused social, political and cultural attention on the living body and its maintenance and management? The central concept, through which the embodiment of the subject will be examined will be that of 'bio-power'. Articulated by Michel Foucault, but brought to attention more recently in the work of Giorgio Agamben, this concept recognises that the relation between life and law is both historical and necessary: the law must operate on bodies but can only do so by establishing a border between the body of the polity, and the mere life excepted from political concern. The contemporary advent of bio-politics occurs when the polity increasingly and invasively operates on this 'mere' life, and the body or organism - rather than the self - becomes the object of political management. The manner in which the body becomes the focus of contemporary power has led legal theory to explore new questions of the threshold between life and death and has led social theory to question the new extensions of the law and the polity into embodied life. The contributors explore the forensic shift in contemporary social theory and cultural sensibility from a number of perspectives."--Book cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Deleuze and the meaning of life
Deleuze and feminist theoryDeleuze and historyMilton, evil and literary historyDeleuze and the meaning of lifeGilles DeleuzePosthumous life : theorizing beyond the posthumanWomen's fiction and post-9/11 contextsA dictionary of postmodernism
Alternative Names
Claire Colebrook Australian cultural theorist

Claire Colebrook filósofa australiana

Claire Colebrook filosofe uit Australië

Claire Colebrook philosophe australienne

Colebrook, Claire Mary, 1965-

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ਕਲੇਅਰ ਕੋਲਬਰੁੱਕ ਆਸਟਰੇਲੀਆਈ ਸਭਿਆਚਾਰਕ ਸਿਧਾਂਤਕਾਰ

콜브룩, 클레어 1965-

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