Discussion: Derrida’s Of Grammatology

Of Grammatology

Translator’s Preface by Spivak Sections III – VII

Monday September 17th 6-8pm

Meeting at the Harold Washington Library 6th Floor North Study Room

Derrida.

You know the name, but what can you say about this writer? If you would like to know more about Derrida’s work, join us for a discussion of Of Grammatology as translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

We will first read what Spivak has to say about her translation and her understanding of Derrida’s work in the “Translator’s Preface”. Then we will go through Part I of the text in later meetings with some in-depth reading and discussion.

Schedule:

September 3
Translator’s Preface by Spivak Sections I – II (about 38 pages)

September 17
Translator’s Preface by Spivak Sections III – VI (about 28 pages)

October 1
Part I Chapter 1 “The End of the Book and the Beginning of Writing” (about 19 pages)

October 15
Part I Chapter 2 “Linguistics and Grammatology” (about 39 pages)

October 29
Part 1 Chapter 3 “Of Grammatology as a Positive Science” (about 17 pages)

Don’t worry if you are not able to make it to all of the discussions. You are welcome to jump in whenever you are able.

Text is available for purchase online or in book stores, at your local library, or as a PDF.

The featured image for this post is by David Fulmer.

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