The Origins of Deconstruction


In these essays, a range of leading scholars seek both to investigate the historical, institutional and philosophical origins of deconstruction and to think through the problem of the idea of origin itself.

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In these essays, a range of leading scholars seek both to investigate the historical, institutional and philosophical origins of deconstruction and to think through the problem of the idea of origin itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230581906
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN MCQUILLAN is Professor of Cultural Theory and Analysis in the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, UK.

is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol, UK, where she also teaches in the Department of English Literature.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: 'Taught by Love'--M.McQuillan
Notes on Contributors
• Introduction: The Origins of Deconstruction: Derrida's Daughters--I.Willis
• Jacques Derrida, 'Between the writing body and writing': An interview with Daniel Ferrer
• Hlne Cixous, 'First of all (from the margins) I am a reader reading: An interview with Daniel Ferrer

The Course of a General Displacement, or, The Course of the Choreographer--L.Turner
Feminine Endings: Didos Telephonic Body and the Originary Function of the Hymen--I.Willis
On Prejudice and Foretelling 2--T.Docherty
Extremes Meet--J.M.Rabate
• The Opening to Infinity: Derridas Quasi-Transcendentals--C.Colebrook
Splitting the Origin: Writing and Responsibility--M.Grebowicz

Derridean Beginning and Deleuzian Becoming--P.Patton
'Words of Air': On Breath and Inspiration--C.Baracchi
• Illegibility: On the Spirit of Origins--J.P.Leavey
Origins of Deconstruction? Deconstruction, That Which Arrives (If It Arrives)--J.Wolfreys
Philosophy of Cinders and Cinders of Philosophy: A Commentary on the Origins of Deconstruction and the Holocaust--R.Eaglestone
The Beginnings of Art: Heidegger and Bataille--G.Bucher
Aesthetic Allegory: Reading Hegel after Bernal--M.McQuillan
Notes * Index

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