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Legacies of Paul de Man
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Legacies of Paul de Man

Marc Redfield

Abstract

More than twenty years after his death, Paul de Man remains a haunting presence in the American academy. His name is linked not just with deconstruction, but with a deconstruction in America that continues to disturb the scholarly and pedagogical institution it inhabits. The academy seems driven to characterize de Manian deconstruction, again and again, as dead. Such reiterated acts of exorcism testify that de Man's ghost has in fact never been laid to rest, and for good reason: a dispassionate survey of recent trends in critical theory and practice reveals that de Man's influence is considera ... More

Keywords: Paul de Man, American academy, deconstruction, legacy, Yale

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823227600
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823227600.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Redfield, editor
Brown University