The Secret of Theory

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This article focuses on the concept of the secret in Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy, with specific attention to the related concepts of becoming-woman and literature. It contrasts Deleuze and Guattari’s immanent mode of reading with oedipal theories of the text and hermeneutics. Whereas Deleuze and Guattari argue for the positivity of the secret, where there is content that is not disclosed and that therefore creates lines of perception and interpretation, the oedipal mode of reading regards the secret as a (negative) effect of reading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-300
Number of pages14
JournalDeleuze and Guattari Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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