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Jason Skeet

Overview

Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email: SkeetJA@cf.ac.uk
Area: Critical and Cultural Theory

PhD Research

Writing the Real: Deleuze and Contemporary Poetry

My research explores the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze alongside the work of four contemporary poets: Jack Spicer, Kenneth White, Charles Bernstein, and John Wilkinson. The aim is to bring particular concepts of Deleuze’s philosophy into contact with particular aspects of the work of each poet, and to investigate the resulting connections and correspondences.  These connections are organised on the basis of three problems that the philosophy and poetry all engage with: the problem of language; the problem of subjectivity; and the problem of politics. This contact between Deleuze and the work of the selected poets is then conceived of as a two-fold encounter: on the one hand, in terms of how Deleuze’s ideas help us to analyse what these poets are doing and how they do this; on the other, how these readings of the selected poetry can in turn be reflected back onto Deleuze’s work in order to see how they help to develop an understanding of particular Deleuzian concepts.

Supervisor: Dr Laurent Milesi

Academic Background

2007 - 2008     Universiteit Utrecht: Master of Arts in Teaching English

2005 - 2007     The Open University: Master of Arts in Literature (with Distinction)

Publications

Book chapters

‘Space Travel – By Any Means Necessary’ in Public Netbase: Non Stop Future. New Practices in Art and Media (Frankfurt: Revolver, 2008), pp. 158-162.

‘Se deplacer dans plusieurs directions a la fois’, ‘L’utopie est nulle part’ and ‘Resister a la zombie culture’ in Quitter La Gravite, ed. Ewan Chardronnet (Paris: Editions De L’Eclat, 2001), pp. 11-17, pp. 183-195 and pp. 231-240.

Articles in Journals

‘Moving in Several Directions at Once’, Architectural Design, Vol. 70, No. 2 (March 2000), 36-38.

Digital Publications

‘Woolf plus Deleuze: Cinema, Literature and Time Travel’, Rhizomes 16, (Summer 2008) http://www.rhizomes.net/issue16/skeet.html

Conferences, symposia and seminars

‘Becoming Imperceptible: Reading Virgina Woolf’s The Waves Via Gilles Deleuze’, The First International Deleuze Studies Conference, Cardiff University, 2008.

‘How to Construct a Twittering Machine: Some Notes on Deleuze and Poetry’, The Second International Deleuze Studies Conference, Cologne University, 2009.

‘Charles Bernstein and the Reading Machine’, The Third International Deleuze Studies Conference, Amsterdam University, 2010

‘Jack Spicer: Deleuzian Poet? or Four Poetic Formulas for Translation as Correspondence in Spicer’s After Lorca’, The Fourth International Deleuze Studies Conference, Copenhagen University, 2011

Teaching

2010-present:  Utrecht University, consultant and trainer in Content and Language                       Integrated Learning (CLIL)

2004-2010:     Stedelijk College Eindhoven, teacher in English

2000-2002:     WestminsterKingsway College, London, lecturer in multimedia