Derrida

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Jacques Derrida is one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. His ...

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Overview

Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.

Jacques Derrida is one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. His writings, his lectures and his involvement in a number of political causes have transformed the way in which literature and cultural studies is taught yet his work is often met with incomprehension, hostility and fear. This guide provides students with a clear, unintimidating introduction to Derrida, the key concepts and ideas associated with his work and the major subjects he addresses. Without assuming any prior knowledge of Derrida's work or literary theory, the guide introduces Derrida's ideas, work, reception and his wider philosophical and critical influence. Throughout, Wolfreys refers to literature and film examples, grounding discussion of theoretical concepts in close reading of specific texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826486011
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Series: Guides For The Perplexed Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.15 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Wolfreys is a Professor of Modern Literature and Culture with the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University, UK. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, his most recent publications are Writing London III: Inventions of the City (Palgrave) and Transgression: Identity, Place, Time (Palgrave).

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Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgements     ix
Abbreviations     xii
Introduction: Jacques Derrida - 'un resau de traces'     1
Confessions     1
Autobiothanatography     4
This, therefore, will not have been 'Jacques Derrida'     9
Deconstruction     13
Remains: to be thought or, deconstruction (is not) what you think (it is)
Construing deconstruction: de construrer/de constructionem     13
Performativity     14
taking off from de-construction or, leaving home: de lobia     17
Beyond enclosure: de finire     19
Post cards, envois     28
Differance and Writing     44
A letter, literally a     44
Literal mnemonic     48
Derrida after Saussure     55
Spacing and temporality     58
Writing, supplement and 'la brisure'     63
Trace and arche-writing     68
Khora     71
Art     79
(Writing in [excess of]) Representation
Reflecting on a portrait or, drawing forth     79
Framing the subject     81
Subjectile     83
Trait     87
Passe-partout     95
Mimesis     98
Loose threads     106
Representation     108
Literature and Being     115
To literatize or, the equivocal seventh     115
Invention, singularity, historicity     119
Being-circular or, where one is, in literature     133
Being in literature     139
Literature is citation     142
As if     144
The barn and the bonfire: the example of Hardy     147
Spectrality     153
Being-haunted, in other words     163
Works Cited     166
Index     169
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