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or Victor Vitanza on Jean-François Lyotard's Libidinal Economy. In this lecture he discusses Marx's desire, Merleau-Ponty, libidinal cartography, the effects of writing, writing the event, the "mad" text of Marx, Little Girl Marx, the (in)organic body, the dead body, libidinal economy as capitalist economy, Tristram Shandy, the Harlequin, the thinking of community, primitive society, Just Gaming and The Differend, alienation, libidinal dignity, prostitution, the mouth. Public open lecture for the students and staff of theEuropean Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2011 Victor Vitanza. Victor Vitanza, PhD, Jean-Francois Lyotard Chair at the European Graduate School EGS, is Professor of English and Rhetoric at Clemson University. He is also the Director of the Ph.D. program at Clemson University in Rhetorics, Communications, and Information Design (RCID). Victor J. Vitanza is the Editor of PRE a journal of rhetorical theory, and the Director of the PRE://TEXT Publishing Webwork. His books and articles include: Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric (1997); Writing Histories of Rhetoric (1993); CyberReader (1998); Chaste Rape: Sexual Violence, Canon Formation, and Rhetorical Cultures (dissertation); 'Love, Lust, Rhetorics (from Double Binds to Intensities)' (1998); 'The Hermeneutics of Abandonment' (1998); 'Abandoned to Writing: Notes Toward Several Provocations' (2003); and 'Two Gestures ...