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Cultural Graphology: Writing After Derrida

Juliet Fleming


In the late 1960s Derrida speculated that “Cultural Graphology” could be the name of a new human science, a discipline combining psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and a commitment to the topic of writing. He never undertook the project himself, but he did leave two brief sketches of how he thought cultural graphology might proceed. This book picks up where Derrida left off. Using his early thought and the psychoanalytic texts to which it is addressed to examine printed books in early modern England, it argues that the single most important lesson to survive from Derrida’s early work is that we d ... More

Keywords: Cultural Graphology, Jacques Derrida, writing, psychoanalysis, literature, deconstruction, book history, early modern, print

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226390420
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226390567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliet Fleming, author
New York University

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