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After Derrida
Literature, Theory and Criticism in the 21st Century


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Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Andrea Hurst, Ginette Michaud, Martin Mcquillan, Derek Attridge, Joshua Schuster, Yue Zhuo, Laurent Milesi, Jane Goldman, Jen Hui Bon Hoa, Elisabeth Weber, Maurizio Ferraris
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  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108444521

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  • This collection of essays explores the main concepts and methods of reading launched by French philosopher Jacques Derrida who died in 2004. Derrida exerted a huge influence on literary critics in the 1980s, but later there was a backlash against his theories. Today, one witnesses a general return to his way of reading literature, the rationale of which is detailed and explained in the essays. The authors, both well-known and younger specialists, give many precise examples of how Derrida, who always remained at the cusp between literature and philosophy, posed fundamental questions and thus changed the field of literary criticism, especially with regard to poetry. The contributors also highlight the way Derrida made spectacular interventions in feminism, psychoanalytic studies, animal studies, digital humanities and post-colonial studies.

    • Proposes a new and simple view of deconstruction
    • Provides many concrete examples of applications of theories to literary readings
    • The authors look to the future of literary studies
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    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108444521
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Frames:
    1. The instant of their debt: Derrida with Freud and Heidegger in Greece Vassiliki Kolocotroni
    2. Derrida and the psychoanalysis of culture Andrea Hurst
    3. Derrida and sexual difference Ginette Michaud
    4. Derrida queries De Man: a note on the materiality of the letter vs the violence of the letter Martin Mcquillan
    Part II. Focus:
    5. Derrida as literary reader Derek Attridge
    6. Broken singularities (Derrida and Celan) Joshua Schuster
    7. Derrida and the essence of poetry Yue Zhuo
    8. From Mallarmé to the event: Badiou after Derrida Laurent Milesi
    Part III. Futures:
    9. Ecce Animot: animal turns Jane Goldman
    10. Deconstruction, collectivity, and world literature Jen Hui Bon Hoa
    11. Literature calls justice: deconstruction's 'coming-to-terms' with literature Elisabeth Weber
    12. The documental revolution and the archives of the future Maurizio Ferraris.

  • Editor

    Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania
    Jean-Michel Rabaté was a student of Jacques Derrida at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and defended his dissertation under the supervision of Helene Cixous. Since 1992, he has been Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the managing editors of the Journal of Modern Literature and a co-founder and senior curator of the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia. Since 2008, he has been a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of more than 35 books and collections of essays on modernism (Pound, Joyce, Beckett), the arts, and philosophy.


    Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Andrea Hurst, Ginette Michaud, Martin Mcquillan, Derek Attridge, Joshua Schuster, Yue Zhuo, Laurent Milesi, Jane Goldman, Jen Hui Bon Hoa, Elisabeth Weber, Maurizio Ferraris

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