Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Against Interpretosis: Deleuze, Disability, and Difference

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2009), 3, (3), 281–294.

Abstract

In A Thousand Plateaus, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari describe interpretosis as the fundamental neurosis of mankind. The article explores the metaphor of faciality as a way of understanding interpretosis and its relationship to the concept of disability; it considers how poetics, as a dynamism that breaks the inertia of language habits, challenges interpretosis to enable transgressive cultural narratives for people facialized as disabled.

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