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Post-structuralism – Bibliography

Attridge, Derek (ed). Acts of Literature. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Bennington, Geoff & Jacques Derrida. Jacques Derrida. London: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Critchley, Simon. Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: OUP, 2001.

Culler, Jonathan. On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism. London: Routledge, 1983.

Derrida, Jacques. ‘Des Tours de Babel’ in Difference in Translation. Tr. and ed. Graham F. Joseph. London: Cornell University Press, 1985.

Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology. Tr., Gayatri Spivak. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974.

Derrida, Jacques. ‘Signature, Event, Context’ in Limited Inc. Tr. Samuel Weber and Jeffrey Mehlman. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press, 1988.

Derrida, Jacques. Specters of Marx. Tr., Peggy Kamuf. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Descombes, Vincent. Modern French Philosophy. Tr. L. Scott-Fox and J.M. Harding, Cambridge: CUP, 1980.

Hobson, Marian. Jacques Derrida: Opening Lines. London: Routledge, 1998.

Hoy, David. ‘Jacques Derrida’ in Quentin Skinner (ed). The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences. Cambridge: CUP, 1985.

Kamuf, Peggy (ed). A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds. Columbia University Press, 1991.

Lawlor, Leonard. ‘Jacques Derrida’, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2011 Edition). Edward N. Zalta (ed).

Reynolds, Jack. ‘Jacques Derrida’, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Rorty, Richard. ‘Deconstructionist Theory’. Extracted from The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism vol. 8. From Formalism to Poststructuralism. Cambridge, CUP, 1995.

Shatz, Adam. ‘Not in the Mood’, review of Derrida: A Biography by Benoît Peeters, tr Andrew Brown. London: Polity 2012.

Sturrock John (ed). Structuralism and Since: From Lévi-Strauss to Derrida. Oxford: Opus, 1980.

Wolfreys, Julian. Deconstruction: Derrida. London: Macmillan, 1998.

Literary Criticism

Miller, J. Hillis. For Jacques Derrida. Fordham University Press, 2009.


Rapaport, Herman. Heidegger and Derrida: Reflections on Time and Language. London: University of Nebraska Press,1991.

Heidegger, Martin. Poetry, Language, Thought. Tr. Albert Hofstadter New York & London: Harper, 1975.


Derrida, Jacques. Margins of Philosophy. Tr. Alan Bass. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.


Derrida, Jacques. The Gift of Death. Tr. David Wills. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Derrida, Jacques. Given Time 1: Counterfeit Money. Tr. Peggy Kamuf. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Mauss, Marcel. The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies. London: Routledge, 1970. [Published in French 1924].


Derrida, Jacques. ‘Plato’s Pharmacy’. Dissemination. Tr. Barbara Johnson. London: The Athlone Press, 1981, 61-172.

Girard, René. Violence and the Sacred. Tr. Patrick Gregory. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.


Critchley, Simon. The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2nd edition, 1999.

Critchley, Simon. ‘Derrida’s Influence of Philosophy…and on my Work’. German Law Journal, vol 6 issue 1, 2005.


Sprinker, Michael (ed). Ghostly Demarcations: A Symposium on Jacques Derrida’s Spectres of Marx. London: Verso, 1999.

Davis, Colin. ‘Hauntology, Spectres and Phantoms’. French Studies. 2005 59 (3):373-9.

Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, oil on canvas (101.6 x 126.7cm), 1781. Detroit Institute of Arts.