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UNIT III—Phenomena, Time, and Image

To allow the materials to stretch, marinate, breathe, ___ (insert chosen metaphor), etc., we’ll work through Units I and II simultaneously in weeks 3-6.

Prospectus: Prepare an 8-minute presentation, consisting of: (1) 4 minutes: ask a question that points toward your larger interests in rhythm, time, and/or form, and elaborate briefly; (2) 4 minutes: propose the scope and goals of a final project for this seminar.

Deleuze, Gilles. “Repetition for Itself,” Ch. 2 of Difference and Repetition [1968], trans. by Paul Patton (New York: Columbia University, 1994), pp 70-128. (Focus on pp. 79-85 for introduction of the 1st and 2nd syntheses of time; the 3rd synthesis is introduced on pp. 88-91.)

Williams, James. “The first synthesis of time,” and “The second synthesis of time”; Chs. 2 and 3 of Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of Time: A Critical Introduction and Guide (Edinborough: Edinborough University Press, 2011), pp. 21-50.



Deleuze, Gilles. “Duration as Immediate Datum.” Chapter 2 of Bergsonism. Trans. by Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam (Brooklyn: Urzone, 1988) pp 37-50.

Supportive readings:

Bergson, Henri. “Matter and Memory” (for reference only)

Trifonova, Temenuga. “A Nonhuman Eye: Deleuze on Cinema.” In SubStance 33.2 (2004) 134-152.

Deamer, David. “A Deleuzian Cineosis: Cinematic Semiosis and Syntheses of Time” in Deleuze Studies 5.3 (2011): 358–382.

Deleuze, Gilles. “Beyond the Movement Image,” “Recapitulation of Images and Signs,” and “From Recollections to Dreams: Third Commentary on Bergson” (Chapters 1-3 of) Cinema 2: The Time Image. Translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1989. pp 1-55.

II. Hesselink, Nathan. “Rhythm and Folk Drumming (P’ungmul) as the Musical Embodiment of Communal Consciousness,” [follow links below for text] in Analytical and Cross-cultural studies in World Music. New York: Oxford, 2011. pp d 263-287

Reading/Listening: Password access only [see email 2/7/13]: various Reading and Listening associated with P’ungmul. 

Further reading:

[Partially covered in seminar:] Deliege, Irene. “Grouping Conditions in Listening to Music: An Approach to Lerdahl & Jackendoff’s Grouping Preference Rules.” in Music Perception 1987, Vol. 4 No. 4, 325-360 and Temperley, D. “Metrical Structure,” In The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures. Cambridge: MIT, 2001. pp. 23-54. 

Goodridge,  Janet. Excerpts from Rhythm and Timing of Movement in Performance: Drama, Dance and Ceremony. London: Jessica Kingsley, 1999.

Deleuze, Gilles (1975). “Making Inaudible Forces Audible,” in Two Regimes of Madness: Texts and Interviews 1975-1995. Cambridge: MIT Semiotext(e), 2006. pp. 156-160.

Deleuze, Gilles (1975). “To Occupy Without Counting: Boulez, Proust, and Time,” in Two Regimes of Madness: Texts and Interviews 1975-1995. Cambridge: MIT Semiotext(e), 2006. pp. 292-299.


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