ENGL 300 - Lecture 11 - Deconstruction II

Lecture 11 - Deconstruction II

Overview

In this second lecture on deconstruction, Professor Paul Fry concludes his consideration of Derrida and begins to explore the work of Paul de Man. Derrida's affinity for and departure from Levi-Strauss's distinction between nature and culture are outlined. De Man's relationship with Derrida, their similarities and differences--particularly de Man's insistence on "self-deconstruction" and his reliance on Jakobson--are discussed. The difference between rhetoric and grammar, particularly the rhetoricization of grammar and the grammaticization of rhetoric, is elucidated through de Man's own examples taken from "All in the Family," Yeats's "Among School Children," and the novels of Proust.

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Assignment

De Man, Paul. "Semiology and Rhetoric." In The Critical Tradition, pp. 882-92

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