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Jacques Derrida in America

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780748639854
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0013
Jacques Derrida in America

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This chapter provides a brief historical survey of Derrida's trips to the United States. It examines the many trips Derrida made to the US during a period of fifty years, including his many lectures and teaching posts. It discusses the sense that Derrida got translated in the US and a sort of ‘definition’ of deconstruction. The chapter concludes that Derrida is the perfect philosopher to serve as an example of a unique configuration of foreignness and translation.

Keywords: Derrida in America; lectures; teaching posts; definition of deconstruction; foreignness; translation

Chapter.  2279 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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