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Shakespeare ghosting Derrida

Cixous, Helene and Milesi, Laurent 2012. Shakespeare ghosting Derrida. Oxford Literary Review 34 (1) , pp. 1-24. 10.3366/olr.2012.0027

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This ‘fabulous’ essay sketches a hauntological bond of debts between Shakespeare and Derrida as a complex intertextual scene of translation across languages and literatures (but also philosophy and psychoanalysis), times and cultures. Starting from Derrida's essay ‘What is a “Relevant” Translation?’, Cixous explores via numerous voices, cloaks and masks (Celan, Joyce, Genet, Blanchot, Marx, Freud, Poe, Socrates but also Cixous's own father Georges, etc.) the spectral ‘visor effect’ of texts and languages concealing one another, or burrowing secretly underground like moles, in Derrida's Hamlet-like passion for the Bard.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Additional Information: Translated by Laurent Milesi. Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 21/02/2014).
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISSN: 0305-1498
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 19:41

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