Applying To Derrida

Striking out from a number of new headings and in a number of new directions each of the essays in this collection pushes at the borders of their topics, disciplines and ways of thinking, providing innovative and inventive insights into the ...

Applying  To Derrida

Striking out from a number of new headings and in a number of new directions each of the essays in this collection pushes at the borders of their topics, disciplines and ways of thinking, providing innovative and inventive insights into the work - and application - of Jacques Derrida on a diverse range of themes including Irish identity, communication, ethics, love, tele-technology, Victorian studies, the limits of philosophy, translation, otherness and literature, demonstrating that, today, despite repeated accusations over recent years that the work of Derrida has become passe, there is more vitality and spirit in engaging with the writings of Derrida than ever before.

Applying To Derrida

'Applied Derrida' is out there somewhere, and we should be identifying it, thinking about it, analysing it. This possibility too opens up to many different inflections, but let's say provisionally that there is a strong and a weak way ...

Applying  To Derrida

Striking out from a number of new headings and in a number of new directions each of the essays in this collection pushes at the borders of their topics, disciplines and ways of thinking, providing innovative and inventive insights into the work - and application - of Jacques Derrida on a diverse range of themes including Irish identity, communication, ethics, love, tele-technology, Victorian studies, the limits of philosophy, translation, otherness and literature, demonstrating that, today, despite repeated accusations over recent years that the work of Derrida has become passe, there is more vitality and spirit in engaging with the writings of Derrida than ever before.

The Jewish Derrida

The principle of pluralism of heterogeneity also guides the cosmopolitanism Derrida himself professes in the title of ... One of the lecturers dealt with application of Derrida's ideas in the domains of Judaism and Israel ( Gary Banham ...

The Jewish Derrida

A fresh look at the influential French philosopher Jacques Derrida...

Paradox Aphorism and Desire in Novalis and Derrida

.J. Hillis Miller, 'Derrida's Others', in Applying: To Derrida, ed. byJohn Brannigan et al. (London: Macmillan, ), pp.– (p. ). . Derrida, Psyché, p. . . Newman, Locating the Romantic Subject: Novalis with Winnicott (Detroit: Wayne State ...

Paradox  Aphorism and Desire in Novalis and Derrida

Building on recent investigations into affinities between early German Romanticism and French post-structuralism, this study brings together the work of Jacques Derrida with the writings of one of early Romanticisms most important theorists, Friedrich von Hardenberg (1772-1801), better known as Novalis. In contrast to recent criticism, which traces the historical path from Romanticism to modern theory in broad strokes, this book undertakes comparative readings of Novaliss and Derridas texts on literature and philosophy. The book focuses on the significance both writers accord to paradox and argues that readings which are attuned to paradox can better appreciate the proximity of Romanticism and post- structuralism. As well as their affirmation of paradox, the texts of Novalis and Derrida testify to a profound respect for the Other, and the close readings of selected texts reveal remarkable similarities in their thinking on literature, philosophy and representation, and on the intricate interrelation between language, identity and desire.

Applied Grammatology

With its shift away from Derrida's philosophical studies to his experimental texts, Ulmer's book aims to inaugurate a new movement in the American adaptation of contemporary French theory.

Applied Grammatology

With its shift away from Derrida's philosophical studies to his experimental texts, Ulmer's book aims to inaugurate a new movement in the American adaptation of contemporary French theory.

Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

E. Prenowitz, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Derrida, J. (1996b), 'As if I Were Dead: An Interview with Jacques Derrida', in J. Brannigan, R. Robbins and J. Wolfreys (eds), Applying: to Derrida. Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp.

Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Shows how ethical subjectivity is not based on individual morals but contemporary cultureTaking his lead from the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and engaging with a number of ethical thinkers, Dave Boothroyd addresses a number of key contemporary ethical subjects. In doing so, he reveals how responsibility is grounded in the everyday encounters and situations we are all familiar with.

Border Politics

Derrida, J., 'Force and Signification' in J. Derrida, Writing and Difference, trans. ... I were dead: an interview with Jacques Derrida', in J. Brannigan, R. Robbins and J. Wolfreys (eds), Applying: To Derrida (Basingstoke and New York: ...

Border Politics

Winner of the Gold Award, 2011 Past Presidents' Book Competition, Association of Borderlands Studies. This book, newly available in paperback, presents a distinctive theoretical approach to the problem of borders in the study of global politics. It turns from current debates about the presence or absence of borders between states to consider the possibility that the concept of the border of the state is being reconfigured in contemporary political life.The author uses critical resources found in poststructuralist thought to think in new ways about the relationship between borders, security and sovereign power, drawing on a range of thinkers including Agamben, Derrida and Foucault. He highlights the necessity of a more pluralized and radicalised view of what borders are and where they might be found and uses the problem of borders to critically explore the innovations and limits of poststructuralist scholarship.

Deconstruction Derrida

In this introductory study to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys introduces the reader to a range of Derrida's interests and concerns, while offering readings, informed by Derrida's thought, of canonical and less well-known ...

Deconstruction   Derrida

Deconstruction*Derrida contests the notion that what Jacques Derrida does can be turned into a theory for literary interpretation. It also questions the idea that there is a critical methodology called deconstruction which can be applied to literary texts in a programmatic fashion. In this introductory study to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys introduces the reader to a range of Derrida's interests and concerns, while offering readings, informed by Derrida's thought, of canonical and less well-known literary works.

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida

The argument of " Writing and Deference , " while intended as a critique of the fate of deconstruction , is thus at the same time proposed as an example of " applied Derrida . " What is deconstruction for Mehlman , then ?

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida offers stimulating and accessible essays that address, for the first time, the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture. In addition to offering considerations of Derrida through studies of such significant French authors as Mallarme, Baudelaire, Valery, Laporte, Ponge, Perec, Blanchot, and Barthes, the book also reassesses the development of Derrida's work in the context of structuralism, biology, and linguistics in the 1960s, and looks at the possible relationships between Derrida's writing and that of the Surrealist and Oulipa groups. Derrida is introduced as one whose work is as much poetic as it is philosophical, and who is strikingly French and yet not unproblematically so.

French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK

16 The notion of 'applying theory' or not became a much-debated issue in the 1990s. ... on and with Jacques Derrida: 'Applied Derrida' – and Derrida's ironic riffing on the subject in '“As if I were Dead”: An Interview with Jacques ...

French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK

This collection presents a sort of counter-history or counter-genealogy of the globalization of French thought from the point of view of scholars working in the UK. While the dominating discourse would attribute the US as the source of that globalization, particularly through the 1966 conference on the Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man at Johns Hopkins University, this volume of essays serves as a reminder that the UK has also been a principal motor of that globalization. The essays take into account how French thought and literary theory have institutionally taken shape in the UK from the 70s to today, highlight aspects of French thought that have been of particular pertinence or importance for scholars there, and outline how researchers in the UK today are bringing French thought further in terms of teaching and research in this twenty-first century. In short, this volume traces how the country has been behind the reception and development of French thought in Anglophone worlds from the late 70s to the present.

The Arc and the Machine

Derrida , Jacques , 1996. ' As if I Were Dead : An Interview with Jacques Derrida ' , in John Brannigan , Ruth Robbins , and Julian Wolfreys ( eds ) , Applying : To Derrida . London : Macmillan , pp . 212–226 . Derrida , Jacques , 1995.

The Arc and the Machine

The Arc and the Machine is a timely and original defense of narrative in an age of information. Stressing interpretation and experience alongside affect and sensation it convincingly argues that narrative is key to contemporary forms of cultural production and to the practice of contemporary life. Re-appraising the prospects for narrative in the digital age, it insists on the centrality of narrative to informational culture and provokes a critical re-appraisal of how innovations in information technology as a material cultural form can be understood and assessed.

Rethinking Evil with Jacques Derrida

The study's first chapter reviews the debate on evil within the philosophy of religion as challenges to theism's credibility. These are the logical (Pike 1963), evidential (Rowe 1979), and probabilistic (Draper 1989) arguments from evil.

Rethinking Evil with Jacques Derrida


Situatedness and Performativity

Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. Brannigan, John, Ruth Robbins, and Julian Wolfreys. 1996. “As If I Were Dead: An Interview with Jacques Derrida.” In Applying: To Derrida, edited by John Brannigan, 212–226. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan.

Situatedness and Performativity

Translating and interpreting are unpredictable social practices framed by historical, ethical, and political constraints. Using the concepts of situatedness and performativity as anchors, the authors examine translation practices from the perspectives of identity performance, cultural mediation, historical reframing, and professional training. As such, the chapters focus on enacted events and conditioned practices by exploring production processes and the social, historical, and cultural conditions of the field. These outlooks shift our attention to social and institutionalized acts of translating and interpreting, considering also the materiality of bodies, artefacts, and technologies involved in these scenes.

Enlightenment Crossings

If the application of Derrida or de Man to a single text could explain better that work or that author's art , I think we would agree that the theoretical importation had been worthwhile , i.e. , valuable . We would not then disparage ...

Enlightenment Crossings


Culture Media Theory Practice

The proceedings had later appeared under the title Applying : To Derrida , and one contribution in particular had explored the playful multiplicity of meanings to be teased out of that title . I quote a modest portion of the article in ...

Culture  Media  Theory  Practice

The questions of cultural and media theory and analysis are always self-reflective. That is to say that, if we accept the relatively common sense assertion that theory and analysis are the central tasks of culture and media studies, one is never exempted from the questions of what one is attempting to do and why. The book deals with the questions: What does it mean to theorize culture? What does it mean to practice cultural analysis? What does it mean to theorize media? What does it mean to practice media analysis? The Purpose of these questions is to connect research with Culture and Media Studies with global discourses in the field and provide a view of researchers reflecting on their own methods that will be of use for students and researchers of culture media alike.

Derrida s Legacies

The legacies of Derrida's thought, which is more than his published writing, seems to have two modes. The first is, in a way, trivial and sociological. It concerns the 'application' and wider more diffuse legacy of his thought in the ...

Derrida s Legacies

This volume brings together some of the most well-known and highly respected commentators on the work of Jacques Derrida from Britain and America in a series of essays written to commemorate the life and come to terms with the death of one of the most important intellectual presences of our time. Derrida’s thought reached into nearly every corner of contemporary intellectual culture and the difference he has made is incalculable. He was indeed controversial but the astonishing originality of his work, always marked by the care, precision and respect with which he read the work of others, leaves us with a philosophical, ethical and political legacy that will be both lasting and decisive. The sometimes personal, always insightful essays reflect on the multiple ways in which Derrida’s work has marked intellectual culture in general and the literary and philosophical culture of Britain and America in particular. The outstanding contributors offer an interdisciplinary view, investigating areas such as deconstruction, ethics, time, irony, technology, location and truth. This book provides a rich and faithful context for thinking about the significance of Derrida’s own work as an event that arrived and perhaps still remains to arrive in our time. Contributors: Derek Attridge, Thomas Baldwin, Geoffrey Bennington, Rachel Bowlby, Alex Callinicos, David E. Cooper, Simon Critchley, Robert Eaglestone, Simon Glendinning, Marian Hobson, Christopher Johnson, Peggy Kamuf, Michael Naas, Nicholas Royle

Interrupting Derrida

This major new work by world renowned Derrida scholar and translator, Geoffrey Bennington, presents incisive new readings of both Derrida and interpretations of his work.

Interrupting Derrida

One of the most significant contemporary thinkers in continental philosophy, Jacques Derrida’s work continues to attract heated commentary among philosophers, literary critics, social and cultural theorists, architects and artists. This major new work by world renowned Derrida scholar and translator, Geoffrey Bennington, presents incisive new readings of both Derrida and interpretations of his work. Part one sets out Derrida’s work as a whole and examines its relevance to, and ‘interruption’ of, the traditional domains of ethics, politics and literature. The second part of the book presents compelling insights into some important motifs in Derrida’s work, such as death, friendship, psychoanalysis, time and endings. The final section introduces trenchant appraisals of other influential accounts of Derrida’s work. This influential and original contribution to the literature on Derrida is marked by a commitment to clarity and accuracy, but also by a refusal to simplify Derrida’s often difficult thought.

On the Im Possibility of Business Ethics

Yet, there is a second reason why many business ethicists are weary of bringing Derrida to business ethics, namely: the problem of application. Indeed, as Jones argues, merely the idea of applying Derrida already seems foreign to his ...

On the  Im Possibility of Business Ethics

Corporations, and the environments in which they operate, are complex, with changing multiple dimensions, and an inherent capacity to evolve qualitatively. A central premise of this study is that a postmodern reading of ethics represents an expression of, and an engagement with, the ethical complexities that define the business landscape. In particular, the deconstructive philosophy of Jacques Derrida offers a non-trivial reading of a complex notion of ethics, and thereby helps us to develop the skills necessary to critique and intervene in our practices, and to develop robust strategies for living in the absence of prescriptive ethical frameworks. Although a central premise of this study is that substantive ethical claims can only be generated within a given context, the study nevertheless presents readers with a meta-position that illustrates the type of considerations that should inform ethical reflection from a complexity perspective. In order to illustrate the value that this meta-position holds for business ethics, these considerations are explored in terms of the implications that they hold for our understanding of corporate social responsibility, for the practice of responsible management and leadership practices, and for teaching business ethics.

Applying Theory to Educational Research

Throughout the text, helpful hints and signposts are provided to alert readers to the potential pitfalls of applying theory.

Applying Theory to Educational Research

Applying Theory to Educational Research provides educational researchers with an accessible introduction to the process of selecting and applying theories in their work. Offers an innovative and accessible approach to educational research by providing practical examples of the application of theory Gives 'hands-on' accounts for the researcher and practitioner Explains and discusses complex ideas in the light of experience in using and applying them Covers the application of major theorists such as Bourdieu, Foucault, Weber, Derrida, and Vygotsky For beginning researchers, theory can be one of the most stimulating – yet intellectually daunting – aspects of academic work. Applying Theory to Educational Research provides new educational researchers with a uniquely accessible introduction to the process of selecting and applying theories in their own work. Written by a team of leading educationalists writing from the perspective of new researchers, clearly structured chapters introduce individual theorists and their ideas, present their applications and limitations, and provide extensive references and suggestion for further reading. Major theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Jacques Derrida, and Lev Vygotsky are included, along with many more recent educational theorists. Throughout the text, helpful hints and signposts are provided to alert readers to the potential pitfalls of applying theory. Innovative and illuminating, Applying Theory to Educational Research offers a wealth of practical insights that will point the way for novice researchers struggling to navigate an often daunting intellectual obstacle course.

Derrida Wordbook

Resisting the reductive assumption implicit here that with political theory or philosophy there is simply the reception and subsequent application of the text in a given or current situation, Derrida insists that the misreading that ...

Derrida Wordbook

A glossary of words associated with Jacques Derrida accommodating the far-reaching implications of his work This cornucopia of words and definitions intervenes at crucial points of tension across the entire range of Derrida's publications, including those published posthumously. It offers sustained expository engagement with a series of 67 key words - from Aporia to Yes - having significance throughout Derrida's thought and writing. Touching on the literary, as well as on political, aesthetic, phenomenological and psychoanalytic discourses, and tracing how Derrida's own practice of close reading shadows faithfully the texts he reads before producing a breaking point in the logical limits of a given text, each word, the essays illustrate, is not a final word. Instead, each shows itself, through close reading that places the terms, figures, tropes, and motifs in their broader contexts, to be a gateway, opening on to innumerable, interconnected concerns that inform the work of Jacques Derrida.