Derrida’s Formulation of Ecriture

Derrida’s formulation of “ecriture” emerges from his criticism of the most significant binaries of speech and writing. Discussing these binaries in his essay Signature Event Context (1972), in an attempt to reorient the established hierarchy of speech over wrifing, (what he called logocentrism), Derrida conceptualised ecriture as any system that is characterised by differance and absence.… Read More Derrida’s Formulation of Ecriture

Roland Barthes’ Contribution to Literary Criticism

Embodying a transformation from structuralism to poststructuralism, Roland Barthes, though initially characterised by a Marxist perspective, extended structural analysis and semiology to broad cultural phenomena, and promulgated and popularised the poststructuralist notions of “the death of the author”, of the text as a site of freeplay, and the difference between the “work” and the “text”… Read More Roland Barthes’ Contribution to Literary Criticism