The Deleuze Seminars è il nuovo sito ospitato dal Purdue University Data Repository che offre le traduzioni in lingua inglese e le trascrizioni in lingua francesce dei seminari tenuti da Deleuze all’Università di Parigi e Vincennes-St. Denis tra il 1971 e il 1987. Il sito prosegue e completa le iniziative che si sono susseguite dopo la morte del filosofo.
“Shortly after Deleuze’s death on 4 November 1995, one of his students, the musician Richard Pinhas, with the cooperation of Deleuze’s family (his wife Fanny, and children Julien and Émilie), created a website entitled WebDeleuze (https://www.webdeleuze.com/) that was dedicated to Deleuze’s thought. The site not only initiated the project of transcribing Deleuze’s seminar lectures, but also included a wide range of resources and links for scholars interested in Deleuze’s work (including transcriptions of lectures by colleagues such as Félix Guattari, Jean-François Lyotard, André Scala; a complete bibliography of Deleuze’s writings by Timothy Murphy; scans of Deleuze’s manuscripts, etc.). The site was recently redesigned by Benoit Maurer and remains a valuable resource.
In 1999, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) (French National Library) in Paris, recognizing the importance of Deleuze’s work as a part of France’s national patrimony, established an audio archive of all the seminars Deleuze gave at the Université de Paris 8 between 1979 and 1987. The archive was based on cassette recordings that had been made by a Japanese student, Hidenobu Suzuki, who unfailingly sat in the seat next to Deleuze and recorded the seminars for almost ten years. The archive includes 273 cassettes of 180 separate lectures, comprising 413 hours of recordings. The BNF converted Suzuki’s cassette recordings into digital files and made them accessible online through the Gallica search engine (https://gallica.bnf.fr/). A detailed summary of the holdings at the Bibliothèque Nationale has been published as a separate book by Frederic Astier, Les cours enregistrés de Gilles Deleuze, 1979-1987 (Mons, Belgium: Éditions Sils Maria, 2006).
Two years later, in 2001, a group of preeminent French scholars, initially headed by the philosopher Alain Badiou, constituted a not-for-profit organization entitled L’Assocation Siècle Deleuzien (The ‘Deleuzian Century’ Association) whose aim was to build on the work of the BNF and to produce written transcriptions of the seminar recordings that had been collected in the archive. The project took fourteen years to complete. The French transcriptions are freely available at a website called La Voix de Gilles Deleuze (The Voice of Gilles Deleuze), which is hosted and maintained by the University of Paris 8 (http://www2.univ-paris8.fr/deleuze/).”
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