The Late Derrida

Edited by W. J. T. Mitchell and Arnold I. Davidson

Edited by W. J. T. Mitchell and Arnold I. Davidson

200 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2007
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226532578 Published May 2007

The rubric “The Late Derrida,” with all puns and ambiguities cheerfully intended, points to the late work of Jacques Derrida, the vast outpouring of new writing by and about him in the period roughly from 1994 to 2004. In this period Derrida published more than he had produced during his entire career up to that point. At the same time, this volume deconstructs the whole question of lateness and the usefulness of periodization. It calls into question the “fact” of his turn to politics, law, and ethics and highlights continuities throughout his oeuvre.

The scholars included here write of their understandings of Derrida’s newest work and how it impacts their earlier understandings of such classic texts as Glas and Of Grammatology. Some have been closely associated with Derrida since the beginning—both in France and in the United States—but none are Derrideans. That is, this volume is a work of critique and a deep and continued engagement with the thought of one of the most significant philosophers of our time. It represents a recognition that Derrida’s work has yet to be addressed—and perhaps can never be addressed—in its totality.

Contents
W. J. T. Mitchell
Dead Again
 
Vincent B. Leitch
Late Derrida: The Politics of Sovereignty
 
J. Hillis Miller
Derrida Enisled
 
W. J. T. Mitchell
Picturing Terror: Derrida's Autoimmunity
 
Rodolphe Gasché
European Memories: Jan Pato ka and Jacques Derrida on Responsibility
 
Frances Ferguson
Jacques Derrida and the Critique of the Geometrical Mode: The Line and the Point
 
Stephen Melville
"Allô? Allô?"
 
Geoffrey Hartman
Homage to Glas
 
Freddy Tellez and Bruno Mazzoldi
The Pocket-Size Interview with Jacques Derrida
 
Hélène Cixous
Jacques Derrida as a Proteus Unbound
 
Michael Fried
Three Poems
 
Lorenzo Fabbri
Philosophy as Chance: An Interview with Jean-Luc Nancy
 
Jacques Derrida
A Certain Impossible Possibility of Saying the Event
 
Jacques Derrida
Final Words
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