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Encountering Derrida Legacies and Futures of Deconstruction by Dr. Simon Morgan Wortham

Encountering Derrida Legacies and Futures of Deconstruction

Part of the Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy Series


Encountering Derrida Legacies and Futures of Deconstruction by Dr. Simon Morgan Wortham

Encountering Derrida explores the points of engagement between Jacques Derrida and a host of other European thinkers, past and present, in order to counter recent claims that the era of deconstruction is finally drawing to a close. The book rereads Derrida in order to renew deconstruction's various conceptions of language, poetry, philosophy, institutions, difference and the future.This impressive collection of essays from the world's leading Derrida scholars re-evaluates Derrida's legacy and looks forward to the possible futures of deconstruction by confronting various challenges to Derrida's thought. Collectively, the essays argue that Derrida must be read alongside others, an approach that produces some surprising new accounts of this challenging critical thinker.


If the contributors to this volume all seek to rethink and transform the contre relation to (and of) deconstruction, this volume can only be considered a success. The complex and challenging issues raised at the cutting edge of Derrida studies can only attest to the continuing significance Derrida and deconstruction have today, 'and, for that matter, tomorrow'(1). -Sally Hart, Philosophy in Review, 2008

About the Author

Simon Morgan Wortham is Reader in Literary Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His previous publications include Counter-institutions: Jacques Derrida and the Question of the University (Fordham University Press, 2006) and Samuel Weber: Acts of Reading (Ashgate, 2003). Allison Weiner has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University, USA.

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Publication date

8th November 2007


Dr. Simon Morgan Wortham

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


224 pages


Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Literary theory



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