Questions tagged [jacques-derrida]

Questions about the works of the French Algerian-born philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930 – 2004). Derrida had a significant influence on the theory and the analysis of literature, for example through the concepts of "deconstruction" (which American literature professors developed into a form of analysis) and "différance".

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Where did Derrida say that Jonathan Culler's On Deconstruction is a good introduction to his work?

The works of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930 – 2004) had a significant impact on literary theory, leading to the development of a method of analysis known as deconstruction. (Derrida said ...
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Where did Derrida say that he deliberately made his works difficult?

In a comment below the question How does Derrida's Signifying obfuscate his writing?, DJohnson wrote, Just for the record Derrida has been quoted as stating that he deliberately made his ...
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How does Lacan and Derrida performing an example of a point, obfuscate their writing?

Source: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (2013 1 ed). p. 241. In fact, when you see language as something that uses you, reflects your unconscious, and determines ...
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How does Derrida's Signifying obfuscate his writing?

Source: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (2013 1 ed). p. 235. Deconstruction and a focus on the materiality of writing have also been important for Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s ...