Date of Award
Master of Arts
This project employs a theoretical framework drawn from Gilles Deleuze's Logique du sens in order to examine the potential for literature to make permeable the thresholds of the subject. Using Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and French author Olivier Cadiot’s irreverent rewriting of Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, called, Retour définitif et durable de l’être aimé, I argue that it is through play, and in particular Deleuzian ideal play, that fixed identities are transformed, without resulting in either a return to the traditional limitations of the subject or a complete deterioration into a state incapable of producing meaning.
Doyle, Caitlyn, "JE(U): CARROLL, CADIOT AND THE PLAYFUL BECOMINGS OF A DELEUZIAN SUBJECT" (2010). Digitized Theses. 4251.