Traces of Derrida in Toni Morrison's Jazz
- The Question of Reading Traumatic Testimony: Jones's Corregidora and Morrison's Beloved. Beya, Abdennebi Ben // Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics;2010, Issue 30, p85
The article offers information on how contemporary traumatic literary works are being read. It discusses the depictions and manifestations of traumatic events and disasters in contemporary writing. It highlights the re-evaluation of the literary works such as the book "Beloved," by Toni Morrison...
- Faith in the Ghosts of Literature. Poetic Hauntology in Derrida, Blanchot and Morrison's Beloved. Loevlie, Elisabeth M. // Religions;
Literature, this paper argues, is a privileged language that can give form to those specters of existence that resist the traditional ontological boundaries of being and non-being, alive and dead. This I describe as the "hauntology" of literature. Literature, unlike our everyday, referential...
- Of Grammatology (Book Review). Kuczkowski, Richard // Library Journal;2/15/1977, Vol. 102 Issue 4, p495
Reviews the book 'Of Grammatology,' by Jacques Derrida.
- SignÃ©ponge/Signsponge. Morot-Sir, Edouard // World Literature Today;Winter85, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p52
Reviews the book "SignÃ©ponge/Signsponge," by Jacques Derrida, translated by Richard Rand.
- The interplay of music, language, and narrative in Toni Morrison's Jazz. Eckard, Paula Gallant // CLA Journal;Sep94, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p11
Presents a critique of Toni Morrison's novel `Jazz.' Utilization of music; Personification of jazz; Writers who have infused blues into their works; Recurrent use of blues in African-American literature.
- Postnuclear post card. Schwenger, Peter // Papers on Language & Literature;Winter90, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p164
Focuses on Jacques Derrida's literary work titled `Post Card.' Post card as an emblem that resists logocentrism; Nuclear element behind its leading metaphors and preoccupations; Comparison with similar works.
- The Figure of Jerusalem: Jacques Derrida's "Specters of Marx." Wise, Christopher // Christianity & Literature;Autumn2004, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p73
Explores author Jacques Derrida's evocation of the Jerusalem figure by contrasting Jewish and Christian approaches to allegorical interpretation. Observation that Derrida's "Specters of Marx" advocates a figurative exegesis or an inherently didactic hermeneutics; Claims of Marxist critics that...
- Martin HÃ¤gglund's Speculative Materialism. Hodges, Aaron F. // CR: The New Centennial Review;Spring2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p87
A literary criticism is presented of the book "Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life," by Martin HÃ¤gglund. It examines how HÃ¤gglund outlines French philosopher Jacques Derrida's theory of deconstruction. How HÃ¤gglund uses deconstructive ontology of spacing to examine speculative...
- The Desert in the Desert: Faith and the Aporias of Law and Knowledge in Derrida and The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Branch, Lori // Journal of the American Academy of Religion;Dec2003, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p811
In this article I consider The Sayings of the Desert Fathers in light of deconstructive ethical theory. Jacques Derrida's critique of law in favor of undecidability, the uncertainty of chora or the "desert in the desert," and limitless responsibility helps us understand this perplexing work;...