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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 Jacques Derrida (or Roland Barthes) conclude that the entire premise of structuralism was hollow?

Roland Barthes (1915–1980) was an important French literary theorist and critic. The Wikipedia article about him provides a summary of his ideas, include his ideas about structuralism and its limits (...
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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 ...
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