This paper deals critically with the posthumous interpretation of Foucault's work by Gilles Deleuze. The inquiry begins with Deleuze's claim that the late Foucault was a topologist like Andrei Bely in his modernist novel Petersburg. In order to illuminate this Deleuzian perspective, the author discusses the concepts of dispositif and chronotope. By analyzing a key scene from Petersburg, the paper concludes that Deleuze's notion of topology is closer to his own philosophical system than to Foucault's historical research.
Keywords: chronotope, dispositif, petersburg, topology, Bely, Deleuze, Foucault
How to Cite: Ganahl, Simon. "Der monströse Fouleuze: Eine philosophische Lektüre von Andrej Belyjs Petersburg." Le foucaldien 3, no. 1 (2017): 1–11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.23 [Note: In 2022, Le foucaldien relaunched as Genealogy+Critique.]