Introduction: Towards a schizoanalytic criticism
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This book is an attempt to put schizoanalysis to work in the field of literary studies and map out new ways of thinking the theory and practice of literature inspired by Deleuze and Guattari's work. In their final collaboration, What Is Philosophy? (1994), Deleuze and Guattari argue that the specific job of philosophy is to create concepts - which they rigorously distinguish from scientific 'functions' - while the job of artists is to create 'blocs of sensation' made up of 'affects and percepts' (Deleuze and Guattari 1994: 164).