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Deleuze and the enaction of non-sense

Wilson Shearin , Alistair Welchman

pp. 238-265

This chapter examines the ways in which French philosopher Gilles Deleuze offers conceptual resources for an enactive account of language, in particular his extensive consideration of language in The Logic of Sense. Specifically Deleuze's distinction between the nonsense of Lewis Carroll's portmanteau creations and that of Antonin Artaud's "transla- tion" of Carroll's Jabberwocky highlights the need for an enactive, rather than merely embodied, approach to sense-making, particularly with regard to the general category of what Jakobson and Halle (1956) call "sound symbolism".

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DOI: 10.1057/9781137363367_10

Full citation:

Shearin, W. , Welchman, A. (2014)., Deleuze and the enaction of non-sense, in M. Cappuccio & T. Froese (eds.), Enactive cognition at the edge of sense-making, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 238-265.

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