Tracing calculation [calque calcul] between Nicolas Abraham and Jacques Derrida

Johnson, Laurie (2000) Tracing calculation [calque calcul] between Nicolas Abraham and Jacques Derrida. Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism, 10 (3). ISSN 1053-1920


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Jacques Derrida's writings on memory, loss and haunting are well known, yet little work has been done on the influence on Derrida of Nicolas Abraham's early work on the same issues. The two were good friends, prior to Abraham's death in 1975, although they never collaborated directly. In this paper, I suggest that Derrida's later work on the gift of death in some ways responds to Abraham's contribution to his own work. I also propose that Glas from 1974 anticipates this debt by connecting some of its wordplay to key terms in Abraham's own unpublished writings.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Laurence Johnson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:57
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 05:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: deconstruction, Derrida, Abraham, translation, Glas, Calque, phenomenology, death, cryptonymy, language
Fields of Research (FoR): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220313 Philosophy of Language
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220310 Phenomenology

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