I have not published anything on the subject of the Deleuze/Hillman convergence, despite having been quite inspired by it at a key period in my life..
I first became interested in the Deleuze/Hillman convergence in the late 1970s. I read Hillman first, in 1976 and sought out everything he had published.
In my quest to find similar material I tumbled on Deleuze’s work in 1978, and so I read it through Hillmanian spectacles.
I moved to France in 1981 and found further proof of my hypothesis of the convergence in Deleuze’s seminar. To my surprise, Deleuze had just begun talking about the cinema, and had moved to an image-based ontology, like Hillman’s.
At the time I could interest no one in this convergence neither the Theory crowd, nor the Jungian crowd, nor even the cineasts. So I never wrote it down, it all happened inside my head.
Forty years later it seems to have become timely, but I myself no longer have the time to do the bibliographical research, and I have moved on to other problematics.
I tried to interest Lyotard in Hillman’s psychology, when he was still going through his paganism/polytheism phase, but he didn’t care.
I mentioned Jung to Michel Serres but he just replied « I’m not interested in psychology » and stuck with his reductive Girardian paradigm, enriched with a little Dumézil.
I remember saying to Lyotard that Deleuze and Guattari’s body without organs is a new version of the alchemical philosophers’ stone, but he merely replied that this is the problem with their, that they are still « too much in the signified ».
So I did try to get people interested in the convergence, but the circumstances were not favorable. Eventually I got tired of my words falling on deaf ears and moved on to other projects. The only record that remains from that period is an article I published in 1986 in TENSION magazine: