Cultural Graphology: Writing after Derrida by Juliet Fleming

By Juliet Fleming

“Cultural Graphology” may be the identify of a brand new human technological know-how: this used to be Derrida’s hypothesis whilst, within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, he imagined a self-discipline that mixed psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and a dedication to the subject of writing. He by no means undertook the undertaking himself yet did depart short sketches of ways he suggestion cultural graphology could continue. during this publication, Juliet Fleming selections up the place Derrida left off. utilizing either his early and later suggestion, and the psychoanalytic texts to which it truly is addressed, to check the print tradition of early glossy England, she vastly unsettles a few key assumptions of ebook history.

Fleming exhibits that the one most crucial lesson to outlive from Derrida’s early paintings is that we don't understand what writing is. Channeling Derrida’s proposal into areas it has now not been visible ahead of, she examines published error, areas, and adorns (topics that experience hitherto been marginal to our money owed of print tradition) and excavates the long-forgotten analyzing perform of slicing revealed books. featuring radical deformations to the meanings of primary and it appears basic phrases comparable to “error,” “letter,” “surface,” and “cut,” Fleming opens up intriguing new pathways into our knowing of writing all told.


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