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In Memory of Jacques Derrida
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In Memory of Jacques Derrida

Nicholas Royle

Abstract

Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was the most original and inspiring writer and philosopher of our time. In a series of essays that are at once self-contained and intricately linked, the author of this book explores the legacies of Derrida's thinking in the context of philosophy, language, globalisation, war, terrorism, justice, the democracy to come, poetry, literature, memory, mourning, the gift, friendship and dreams. He allows us to appreciate how much Derrida's work has altered the ways we read and think. Autobiography, children's literature, the Gothic and modernist fiction, for example, figu ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, autobiography, children's literature, Gothic, modernist fiction, queer studies, speech act theory, psychoanalysis, responsibility, freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748632954
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Royle, author