Synopses & Reviews
What these essays all witness to is the extraordinary energy of thought and style which Derrida's writings have unleashed among admiring and dissenting commentators alike.--Christopher Norris "London Review of Books "
Displacement is a unique collection of essays devoted to Jacques Derrida, widely regarded as the greatest influence on the theory and practice of reading and writing of the past fifteen years. Reflecting Derrida's broad philosophical and cultural concerns, the essays in this volume deal with questions of interpretation in literature, psychoanalysis, theology, and political theory. Writing, feminism, Jewishness, radical politics, and the unconscious are all presented here as appropriate objects of a literary study that goes far beyond conventional structural analyses of individual texts. An insightful introduction by Mark Krupnick clarifies the meaning of "displacement," a concept and method central to Derrida's work. Krupnick discusses the recent history and status of "displacement" as a key term in contemporary theory both in Europe and in America.
About the Author
Mark Krupnick, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is author of Lionel Trilling and The Fate of Cultural Criticism.
Table of Contents
Op writing / Gregory L. Ulmer -- Staging, Mont Blanc / Herman Rapaport -- A trace of style / Tom Conley -- Jacques Derrida and the heretic hermeneutic / Susan Handelman -- Hegel on the sublime / Paul de Man -- Deconstruction and social theory / Michael Ryan -- Displacement and the discourse of woman / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.