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The Derrida Wordbook

Maria-Daniella Dick, Julian Wolfreys

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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.

Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
I Words, Words, Words
Arrivant
Aporia
Architectonic
Apartheid
Believing
Book
Betrayal
Bêtise
Circle
Circumcision
Call
Corpus
Conjuration
Doors
Death
Democracy
Deconstruction
Différance
Exhaustion
Eyes
Face
Family
Fold
Forgiveness
Frame
Future
(L’avenir)
Genesis
Ghosts
Hand
Haunting
Hospitality
Hymen
I
Identity
Iterability
Jealousy
Joyce
Kafka
Khora
Knots
Knowledge
Literature
Love
Matter/Materialism
Messianicity
Metaphor
Mimesis
Name
Origin
Performativity
Photography
Reason
Representation
Spectrality
Story
Subjectile
Telephone
Trait
Unconditionality
Undecidability
Violence
Virus
Visitation
Voice
Writing
Xenos
Yes
II Wordhoard
Appendices
1. Bibliography of Selected Publications
2. Selected French Publications
3. Contents Pages
Index.

About the Author

Maria-Daniella Dick researches post-1900 literature, literary theory and continental philosophy. She is Lecturer in English Literature within the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Julian Wolfeys is author and editor of more than 40 books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature and literary theory. Most recently he has published Dickens’s London and The Derrida Wordbook, both with EUP. He is Professor of English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, where he is also Director of the Centre for Studies in LIterature. He recently published his first novel, Silent Music.

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