On Deconstruction : Theory and Criticism After Structuralism / Edition 25

On Deconstruction : Theory and Criticism After Structuralism / Edition 25

by Jonathan Culler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801474051

ISBN-13: 9780801474057

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Cornell University Press

With an emphasis on readers and reading, Jonathan Culler considered deconstruction in terms of the questions raised by psychoanalytic, feminist, and reader-response criticism. On Deconstruction is both an authoritative synthesis of Derrida's thought and an analysis of the often-problematic relation between his philosophical writings and the work of literary

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With an emphasis on readers and reading, Jonathan Culler considered deconstruction in terms of the questions raised by psychoanalytic, feminist, and reader-response criticism. On Deconstruction is both an authoritative synthesis of Derrida's thought and an analysis of the often-problematic relation between his philosophical writings and the work of literary critics. Culler's book is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in understanding modern critical thought. This edition marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first publication of this landmark work and includes a new preface by the author that surveys deconstruction's history since the 1980s and assesses its place within cultural theory today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801474057
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
Enlarged
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 25th Anniversary Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Introduction

Chapter One. Readers and Reading
1. New Fortunes
2. Reading as a Woman
3. Stories of Reading

Chapter Two. Deconstruction
1. Writing and Logocentrism
2. Meaning and Iterability
3. Grafts and Graft
4. Institutions and Inversions
5. Critical Consequences

Chapter Three. Deconstructive Criticism

Bibliography
Translations Bibliography
Bibliography for the 25th Anniversary Edition
Index

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