How many books on Deleuze are coming out in the next year? A lot. The Deleuzian trend is far from waning. However, the trends is transforming, growing rhizomatic offshoots.
There are a couple lines that I see developing in new Deleuze scholarship. One is indicated by the name of Clayton Crockett’s forthcoming work, Deleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event. Badiou’s reading of Deleuze has been very influential, yet it misses and misrepresents a lot of Deleuze’s thought (including Deleuze’s work with Guattari). Deleuze isn’t necessarily the monistic thinker that Badiou portrays. With the work of Crockett and many others, I think that Deleuze scholarship will continue to move “beyond Badiou,” and there is a multiplicity of directions available for such a move.
Along with the move beyond Badiou, another growing edge in Deleuze scholarship is a turn toward the religious and spiritual folds of Deleuze’s thought, which could also be framed as an appropriation of Deleuze by fields of theology and religious studies. Again, Clayton Crockett’s work is indicative of this turn, as he’s been using Deleuze to do political theology (see Crockett’s Radical Political Theology). I’ve been interested in the spiritual/religious implications of Deleuze for years, and there has been relatively little written about it, with some notable exceptions, including works of process theologians (e.g., Catherine Keller, Roland Faber, Luke Higgins), the anthology Deleuze and Religion (ed. Mary Bryden), and an issue of the journal SubStance (39.1) on “Spiritual Politics after Deleuze.”
There are three books coming out soon that focus on Deleuze’s work in terms of theology, religion, and spirituality.
Deleuze and Theology, by Christopher Simpson
Theology after Deleuze, Kristien Justaert
The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal, by Joshua Ramey