Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
In Memory of Jacques Derrida$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nicholas Royle

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632954

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 11 July 2020

Or Again, Meddling

Or Again, Meddling

Chapter:
(p.38) Or Again, Meddling
Source:
In Memory of Jacques Derrida
Author(s):

Nicholas Royle

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.003.0003

This chapter presents this title as a way of thinking about the works of Jacques Derrida. ‘Meddling’ is linked to a mix or medley of other words. ‘Or again’ is a quotation. Derrida calls it ‘sublime’. Every Derrida text meddles differently, even if it might appear to be up to the same thing. Derrida's texts call to be read differently, anew, every time: they confirm the open-endedness of the or again. The connections between his work and the Gothic have to date had to do largely with the ghostly, crypts and secrets. His work throws new light, patterns and shadows on ‘the Gothic’ as meddling, ‘the Gothic’ as a figure of meddling and as a meddling figure. ‘Meddling’ operates at the level of narrative as well as character. The logic of unconditional hospitality and the logic of conditional hospitality are absolutely heterogeneous; they have nothing to do with one another.

Keywords:   Jacques Derrida, meddling, or again, Gothic, conditional hospitality, unconditional hospitality

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.