REVIEWS. Jonathan Culler, On Deconstruction. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pages. Christopher Norris, Deconstruction: Theory and Practice. Criticism and Institutions: The American an Culler – – In Derek Attridge, Geoffrey Bennington & Robert Young (eds.), Post-Structuralism. Jonathan Culler, On deconstruction: Theory and criticism after structuralism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, Pp. – Volume 13 Issue.
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Jonathan Culler, On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism – PhilPapers
Derrida does not end in an Absolute, not even an Absolute Text. Big-D Deconstruction characteristically chooses the left-hand side of this list. Stories of Reading Chapter Two. Abrams Marxism meaning metaphor metaphysics of presence metonymy mimesis misreading narrative notion parergon pharmakon philosophy play poem political position possibility post-structuralism post-structuralist present principle prior readings problem procedures produce psychoanalysis put in question reader referential relation repetition representation rhetorical role Rousseau Saussure Semiotics sexual signature signifier speech acts Stanley Fish stories of reading struc structuralist structure supplement textual thematic theme theoretical tion tradition treat truth decknstruction uncanny understanding utterance woman women deconstrucion.
Writing and Logocentrism 2. Culler’s book is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in understanding modern critical thought. Literary Deconstruction is another version of formalism. The meaning that arises from the play of differences jknathan therefore never present, but is always cullre deferred. In language there are only differences. But the cultural question that needs to be asked is whether we want to sustain the institutions of textual analysis that have dominated academic literary criticism in the past forty years.
Hegel explored how the here and now, the given, is subverted by the passage of time: Culler seems to admire jonaathan success of Deconstruction in sanctioning and continuing the professional occupation of writing about writing. With an emphasis on readers and reading, Jonathan Culler considered deconstruction in terms of the questions raised by psychoanalytic, feminist, and reader-response criticism.
Request removal from index. Deconstructive Criticism Bibliography Translations Bibliography Bibliography for the 25th Anniversary Edition Index On Deconstruction “Academic literary criticism continues to be dominated by ‘theory’ and the struggle between deconstructionist and humanist approaches to the business of reading. Chapter One Readers and Reading. That it certainly is, because of its content, not its form, and because it has encouraged a change in our canon, and in our estimate and use of particular works.
The principle of difference as enunciated by Saussure requires a stable system of oppositions: The sanction that Derrida gives to deconstructive literary criticism must in the end derive from his adequacy as a philosopher. 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.
His account suggests that Deconstruction has a self-sustaining effect on university publication.
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Michael Traynor – – Nursing Inquiry 6 3: The Now that is, is other than the one indicated, and we see that the Now is just this — to be no longer the time when it is. Main content page count 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 s and assesses its place within cultural theory today.
But from Axiom Two the collapse into the contrary we know that when a thought arises from a momentary play of differences it will never be available as a stable present. Since thought is a language-like system dependent upon language, and since language is a structure of differences without positive terms, it follows that thought will also exhibit this structure of differences. Reading as a Woman pp. Literary Theory and Criticism. Such tendencies to monism are a persistent danger for deconstructionists, and a danger that they rarely avoid in practice.
That manoeuvre will not work, for anti-theory is itself a theoretical position, and a particularly vulnerable one at that. We can thus say, in a formulation more valid than its conversejonarhan understanding is a special case of misunderstanding.
Culture in the Transitions to Modernity: Literature and literary criticismCritical theory. Seung – – Columbia University Press. Intellectual culture thrives upon debate. 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 culldr and assesses its place within cultural theory today.
Chapter Three Deconstructive Criticism. One-Sidedness of Deconstruction Unfortunately for the coherence of that philosophy, deferment and difference do not fit together harmoniously. 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 s and assesses its place within cultural theory devonstruction.
Reading and understanding preserve or reproduce a content or meaning, maintain its identity, while misunderstanding and misreading distort it; they produce or introduce a difference. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Structuralism, Linguistics and the Study of Literature. 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.
Seven Pillars of a New Research Agenda. On this point, as on so many others, Hume showed himself to be the culller authentic deconstructionist when he admitted that the persistence of self-identical objects over time cannot be either confidently asserted or denied.
Meaning and Iterability 3. Although Saussure deconstructtion stressed the autonomous character of language systems, and rightly opposed the view that language is just a set of names for extra-linguistic realities, he was wrong to state his point so absolutely.
Of those contraries listed above, perhaps the fourth, the non-temporal v. And we will not get very far in gauging his philosophy if we approach deconstruction either as acolytes who accept Derrida at his own high estimation or as antagonists who demonise him as a nihilist and anti-humanist.
Miall – – Cognition and Emotion jojathan 1: But one can argue that in fact the transformation or modification of meaning that characterises misunderstanding is also at work in what we call understanding Preface to the First Edition.