Against Deconstruction

. . ." --From the book

Against Deconstruction

Against Deconstruction

"The focus of any genuinely new piece of criticism or interpretation must be on the creative act of finding the new, but deconstruction puts the matter the other way around: its emphasis is on debunking the old. But aside from the fact that this program is inherently uninteresting, it is, in fact, not at all clear that it is possible. . . . [T]he naivet of the crowd is deconstruction's very starting point, and its subsequent move is as much an emotional as an intellectual leap to a position that feels different as much in the one way as the other. . . ". --From the book "Ellis's elegant and absolutely unsentimental book can serve as a sort of solvent in today's critical debates. Not much remains intact: binary oppositions, alternative logic, ' texts as play, ' and performance, ' are all subject to rigorous examination. In the process, Ellis lucidly restores Saussurean categories (so battered and reduced in contemporary criticism) to their original complexity. Appalled by the growth of a class of critics who appear to risk nothing when they take on a literary text, Ellis challenges every reader under the spell of new vocabularies to stop and think. Rarely has scholarly exasperation been put to better or more timely use". --Caryl Emerson, Princeton University

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Against Deconstruction
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: John M. Ellis
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

"The focus of any genuinely new piece of criticism or interpretation must be on the creative act of finding the new, but deconstruction puts the matter the other way around: its emphasis is on debunking the old. But aside from the fact that this program is inherently uninteresting, it is,
Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Drucilla Cornell, Michel Rosenfeld, David Gray Carlson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
On Deconstruction
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Jonathan Culler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Includes new preface and additional bibliographical references.
Dialogue and Deconstruction
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Diane P. Michelfelder, Richard E. Palmer, Professor Richard E Palmer
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Text of and reflection on the 1981 encounter between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida, which featured a dialogue between hermeneutics in Germany and post-structuralism in France.
Deconstruction and the Remainders of Phenomenology
Language: en
Pages: 363
Authors: Tilottama Rajan
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book disentangles two terms that were conflated in the initial Anglo-American appropriation of French theory: deconstruction and poststructuralism. Focusing on Sartre, Derrida, Foucault, and Baudrillard (but also considering Levinas, Blanchot, de Man, and others), it traces the turn from a deconstruction inflected by phenomenology to a poststructuralism formed by