A final academic year medical student had approached me to discuss Deleuze and Guattari's work in the light Lyotard's notion of the Differend and too in relation with a colleague's work into "schizophrenese" - an analysis of schizoid language.
I take Deleuze and Guattari's work to be in part about speaking at one's best and most freely articulate.
If I were to join in a medico-philosophical discussion I foresee myself as multiplicity
1 the talker in the moment and in whatever medical state I am deemed at
2 the talker going back and under my history as if it were an arctic shelf of ice. Things I have said in the past about schizophrenia, bipolar or mental health may be taken into account here. I may disagree with them now or not. Some of my past statements may have to break off like ice floes ever the while the immanent me as subartic shelf diver looks for clear and consumable work off the ice shelf.
3 and the past works I reject or am embarrassed of, I say that in an instinctual "i-was-not-as-free-then" and suspect that that broken ice shelf will be still utilisable as bridge but I would then have to break again to works I have written in strong manic or psychotic realm.
Funnily enough, a small piece of climate science pareidolia is what I could claim this time around, my poem Schizeinarch would count as tending to what I understand as schizophrenese.
Don't freeze though! I am kind of happy that the category "schizophrenese" is around because though Deleuze and Guattari took great inspiration from the schizophrenic, politically in terms of the intellectual unconscious of Europe, they turned a blind eye to the disabled circumstance of schizophrenics.
Deleuze was noted as having a strong distaste for the clinical schizophrenic. I am well and happy with this because it is the discussion of intellectual freedom but politically Deleuze is definitely of the 20th c for intellectual freedom, though his legacy will probably last another century
but in the politics of the clinic and the lived politics of medication Deleuze and Guattari are 1,000 plateaus away perhaps?
4,5 I count myself fortunate as a self that I am in a position where I can stand multiplicitiously, historically, and as medical consciousness between many ice sheets, breaks and floes
I hope a co-authoring project eventuates. If not it's always good to trill and sing thru this unseasonally cool conceit!