The Other Robinson


Elisina De Zulueta


A genealogy of Robinson; Robinson Crusoe considered as a recursive mode of producing existential territory.



  1. Robinsons
  2. Defoe, Daniel, Robinson Crusoe (London: William Taylor, 1719; repr. London: Penguin Books, 2003)
  3. Coetzee, J.M., Foe (London: Penguin Books, 1986; repr. 2010)
  4. Rimbaud, Arthur, ‘Romance’, in Arthur Rimbaud: Complete Works, trans. by Paul Schmidt (New York, NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008), 35
  5. Cadiot, Olivier, Future, Former, Fugitive, trans. by Cole Swensen (New York, NY: Roof Books, 2003)
  6. Céline, Louis-Ferdinand, Journey to the End of the Night, trans. by Ralph Manheim (New York, NY: New Directions, 1934; repr. 1983)
  7. Cortázar, Julio, ‘The Island at Noon’, in All Fires the Fire and Other Stories, trans. by Suzanne Jill Levine (London: Marion Boyars, 1979)
  8. Le Clézio, J. M. G., The Interrogation (New York, NY: Simon Schuster, 1963; repr. 2009)
  9. Kees, Weldon, The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1962; repr. 2003): ‘Robinson’, p. 59; ‘Aspects of Robinson’, p. 129; ‘Robinson at Home’, p. 136; and ‘Relating to Robinson’, p. 148
  10. Robinson in Ruins, dir. Patrick Keiller (London: BFI Video, 2011) [DVD]
  11. Tournier, Michel, Friday or the Other Island, trans. by Norman Denny (Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1967; repr. 1997)
  12. Other Texts
  13. Adler, Judith, ‘Travel as Performed Art’, American Journal of Sociology, 94.6 (1989), 1366–1391
  14. Athusser, Louis, ‘Ideology Interpellates Individuals as Subjects’, in Identity, A Reader, ed. by Paul Du Gay, Jessica Evans and Peter Redman (London: Sage Publications, 2011), 31–43
  15. Baldacchino, Godfrey, ‘Islands: Objects of Representation’, Geografiska Annaler: Series B: Human Geography, 87.4 (2005), 247–251 <>
  16. —— ‘Islands as Novelty Sites’, Geographical Review, 97.2 (2007), 165–174
  17. Balsom, Erika, ‘(Not) the Voice of God’, in In Focus: The Girl Chewing Gum 1976 by John Smith, ed. Erika Balsom (London: Tate, 2015) <> [accessed 1 April 2019]
  18. Caux, Daniel, L’île re-sonante [CD liner notes] (France: shiiin, 2005)
  19. Cooper, Sam, ‘Distant Relatives: Robinson, from Defoe to Keiller’, Sam Cooper Research Blog: Avant-Garde Literature and Visual Culture, 28 May 2019 <> [accessed 1 April 2019]
  20. Corréard, Alexander and J. B. H. Savigny, Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal in 1816 (1818; repr. online by Project Gutenberg, 2004) <> [accessed 1 March 2019]
  21. Deleuze, Gilles, The Logic of Sense, translated by Mark Lister (London: Athalone Press, 1990)
  22. —— Francis Bacon, The Logic of Sensation, translated by Daniel W. Smith (London: Continuum, 2003)
  23. —— Desert Islands and Other Texts 1953–74 (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2004)
  24. —— Difference and Repetition, trans. by Paul Patton, 2nd edn (London and New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 2018)
  25. Derrida, Jacques, The Beast and the Sovereign, Geoffrey Bennington, II (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2011)
  26. Driessen, Clemens and Michiel Korthals, ‘Pig Towers and In Vitro Meat: Disclosing Moral Worlds by Design’, Social Studies of Science, 42.6 (2012), 797–820
  27. Ferrari, Luc, ‘Analyses/Réflexions’, Luc Ferarri <> [accessed 30 March 2019]
  28. Figiel, Sia, Where We Once Belonged (Auckland: Pasifika Press, 1996)
  29. Flaubert, Gustave, Madame Bovary: A Study of Provincial Life, ed. by Dora Knowlton Ranous (New York, NY: Bretano’s Publishers, 1919)
  30. Fresno-Calleja, Paloma, ‘Fighting Gastrocolonialism in Indigenous Pacific Writing’, Interventions, 19.7 (2017), 1041–1055
  31. Guattari, Félix, The Three Ecologies, trans. by Ian Pindar and Paul Sutton (London: Athalone Press, 1989; repr. 2000)
  32. Heidegger, Martin, The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics: World, Finitude, Solitude, trans. by William McNeill and Nicholas Walker (Bloomington and Indianapolis, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1995)
  33. Joyce, James, Ulysses (Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922; repr. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 2010)
  34. Landecker, Hannah, ‘Postindustrial Metabolism: Fat Knowledge’, Public Culture, 25.3 (2013), 495–522
  35. Liberman, Si, ‘People Pay $7M to Live on World’s Largest Ship’, USA Today, 22 April 2019 <> [accessed May 2018]
  36. Mackay, Robin, ‘Philosophers’ Islands’, Collapse, 6 (2010), 431–457
  37. McGee, Harold, Food & Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2003)
  38. McNaughton, Howard, ‘The Semiotic Limbo in the Pacific’, Social Semiotics, 7.2 (1997), 189–200
  39. ‘Nauru trip report June 2017’, Lonely Planet, 29 June 2017 <> [accessed 1 April 2019]
  40. ‘Our Story’, The World: Residences at Sea <> [accessed March 2019]
  41. Papua Adventures <> [accessed 1 April 2019]
  42. Perez, Craig Santos, ‘I Eat Therefore I Spam’, Kenyon Review, 21 February 2013 <> [accessed 1 April 2019]
  43. Pesic, Peter, Seeing Double: Shared Identities in Physics, Philosophy and Literature (Cambridge, Mass., and London: MIT Press, 2002)
  44. Shutter Island, dir. Martin Scorsese; screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (Paramount Pictures, 2010) [DVD]
  45. Stasch, Rupert, ‘Dramas of Otherness: “First Contact” Tourism in New Guinea’, Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 6 (2016), 7–27
  46. Stephens, Neil, ‘In Vitro Meat: Zombies on the Menu?’, SCRIPTed, 7.2 (2010), 394–401
  47. Sturrock, John, Céline: Journey to the End of the Night (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990)
  48. The Girl Chewing Gum, dir. John Smith (1976) [16mm film, black and white, sound]
  49. Trumbull, Robert, ‘World’s Richest Little Isle’, New York Times, 7 March 1982, 10–12
  50. Vaneigem, Raoul, The Revolution of Everyday Life: The Reversal of Perspective, trans. by John Fullerton and Paul Sieveking (London: Practical Paradise Publications, 1972)
  51. Vialles, Noelie, Animal to Edible (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)
  52. Williams, James, Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition: A Critical Introduction and Guide (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2003)
  53. Williams, Stewart, ‘Virtually Impossible: Deleuze and Derrida on the Political Problem of Islands (and Island Studies)’, Island Studies Journal, 7.2 (2012), 215–234
  54. Woolf, Virginia, ‘Robinson Crusoe’, in The Common Reader: Second Series, ed. by Virginia Woolf (1935); repr. online by Project Gutenberg: <> [accessed 3 March 2020]
  55. Wourm, Nathalie, ‘Non-readings, Misreadings, Unreadings: Deleuze and Cadiot on Robinson Crusoe and Capitalism’, in Stealing the Fire: Adaptation, Appropriation, Plagiarism, Hoax in French and Francophone Literature and Film, ed. by James Day, Brill French Literature Series, 37 (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 177–190