Ronald L. Bogue
Distinguished Research Professor 2005
Ronald L. Bogue studies the thought of Gilles Deleuze, a major 20th century French philosopher whose extensive writings cover a wide range of topics in the arts, humanities and sciences. Through a close reading of Deleuze’s often difficult texts, Dr. Bogue uncovers the systematic coherence of Deleuze’s thought and demonstrates its importance in the history of philosophy. Dr. Bogue has concentrated especially on the significance of Deleuze’s writings on the arts, showing how Deleuze’s philosophy offers new ways of approaching literature, cinema, music and painting. Dr. Bogue’s most recent work explores the implications of Deleuze’s insights for our understanding of human creativity as a manifestation of the creative processes of the natural world.
A leading international scholar on Deleuze, Dr. Bogue has given three plenary addresses on Deleuze, including one at the first international conference on Deleuze held at Oxford in 1991. He wrote the first comprehensive work on Deleuze published in English, which later was translated into Korean and Turkish. Korean and Chinese translations of his recent three-volume study of Deleuze and the arts are underway. He has published four books on Deleuze since 2003 and has co-edited three collections of essays. In 2002, he received the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Award.