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Hanrahan, MMC; (2016) Double Signature. Paragraph: a journal of modern critical theory , 39 (2) pp. 165-186. 10.3366/para.2016.0193. Green open access

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Abstract

This article discusses Glas in the light of Derrida's notion of the countersignature as both affirmation and betrayal of the countersigned. It explores how the two columns of Glas confirm as well as oppose each other, notably in relation to sexual difference, and examines how Derrida in turn is both faithful and unfaithful towards Hegel and Genet. Tracing the complexity of Derrida's signature, it reflects on its broader implications for his deconstructive project.

Type: Article
Title: Double Signature
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3366/para.2016.0193
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/para.2016.0193
Language: English
Additional information: This is a post-print version of the article which has been accepted for publication by EUP in Paragraph (http://www.euppublishing.com/loi/para); the version of record is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/para.2016.0193
Keywords: Derrida, Glas, countersignature, Hegel, Genet, sexual difference, mother, father, Jewishness
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1482277
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