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Kamuf, Peggy 1947-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 324 publications in 2 languages and 12,491 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Interviews  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, htt, wpr, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: B2430.D483, 194
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Most widely held works about Peggy Kamuf
 
Most widely held works by Peggy Kamuf
Signature pieces : on the institution of authorship by Peggy Kamuf( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some contemporary approaches to literature still accept the separation of historical, biographical, external concerns from formal, internal ones. On the borderline that lends this division between inside and outside its apparent coherence is signature. In Peggy Kamuf's view, studying signature will help us to rediscover some of the stakes of literary writing beyond the historicist/formalist opposition. Drawing on Derrida's extensive work on signatures and proper names, Kamuf investigates authorial signature in key writers from Rousseau to Woolf, as well as the implications of signature for the institutions of authorship and criticism
Artaud the Moma : interjections of appeal by Jacques Derrida( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1996 Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the occasion of Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper, one of the first major international exhibitions to present the avant-garde dramatist and poet's paintings and drawings. Derrida's original title, "Artaud the Moma," is a characteristic play on words. It alludes to Artaud's calling himself Mômo, Marseilles slang for "fool," upon his return to Paris in 1946 after nine years in various asylums, while playing off of the museum's nickname, MoMA. But the title was not deemed "presentable or decent," in Derrida's words, by the very institution that chose to exhibit Artaud's work. Instead, the lecture was advertised as "Jacques Derrida . . . will present a lecture about Artaud's drawings." For Derrida, what was at stake was what it meant for the museum to exhibit Artaud's drawings and for him to lecture on Artaud in that institutional context. Thinking over the performative force of Artaud's work and the relation between writing and drawing, Derrida addresses the multiplicity of Artaud's identities to confront the modernist museum's valorizing of originality. He channels Artaud's specter, speech, and struggle against representation to attempt to hold the museum accountable for trying to confine Artaud within its categories. Artaud the Moma, as lecture and text, reveals the challenge that Artaud posed to Derrida--and to art and its institutional history. A powerful interjection into the museum halls, this work is a crucial moment in Derrida's thought and an insightful, unsparing reading of a challenging writer and artist."--Back cover
Specters of Marx : the state of the debt, the work of mourning, and the new international by Jacques Derrida( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the context of a critique of a "new world order" that proclaims the death of Marx and Marxism, Jacques Derrida undertakes a reading of Marx's 'spectropoetics"--his obsession with ghosts, specters and spirits. Derrida argues that there is more than one spirit of Marx and that it is the responsibility of his heirs--we are all heirs of Marx--to sift through the possible legacies, the possible spirits, reaffirming one and not the other. He leads beyond the deafening disavowal of Marx today, a disavowal he sees as an attempt to exorcise Marx's ghost
Homère est morte ... by Hélène Cixous( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first translation into English of Mother Homer is Dead, written in the immediate aftermath of the death of the Cixous's mother in the 103rd year of her life
A Derrida reader : between the blinds by Jacques Derrida( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Derrida is one of the most prolific and influential contemporary French intellectuals. Twenty-two essays and excerpts from Derrida's writings over the last twenty-five years are gathered in this accessible introduction, A Derrida Reader. The book's five sections are carefully introduced by the editor, and each selection of Derrida's work is presented succinctly in context. A general introduction to the volume by Peggy Kamuf provides an original interpretation and overview of Derrida's work and philosophy. -- Back cover
Literature and the remains of the death penalty by Peggy Kamuf( )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why have generations of philosophers failed or refused to articulate a rigorous challenge to the death penalty, when literature has been rife with death penalty abolitionism for centuries? In this book, Peggy Kamuf explores why any properly philosophical critique of capital punishment in the West must confront the literary as that which exceeds the logical demands of philosophy.Jacques Derrida has written that "the modern history of the institution named literature in Europe over the last three or four centuries is contemporary with and indissociable from a contestation of the death penalty." How, Kamuf asks, does literature contest the death penalty today, particularly in the United States where it remains the last of its kind in a Western nation that professes to be a democracy? What resources do fiction, narrative, and poetic language supply in the age of the remains of the death penalty?Following a lucid account of Derrida's approach to the death penalty,
Fictions of feminine desire : disclosures of Heloise by Peggy Kamuf( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Points ... : interviews, 1974-1994 by Jacques Derrida( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of twenty-three interviews given since the 1980s. It illustrates the extraordinary breadth of Derrida's concerns, touching upon such subjects as the teaching of philosophy, sexual difference and feminine identity, the media, AIDS, language and translation, and politics
Without alibi by Jacques Derrida( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together for the first time five recent essays by Jacques Derrida, which advance his reflections on many issues: lying, perjury, forgiveness, confession, the profession of faith, and, most recently, cruelty, sovereignty, and capital punishment. Strongly linked by their attention to 'performatives' and the 'as if, ' the essays show the necessity of thinking beyond the category of acts that are possible for a subject. Derrida argues forcefully that thought must engage with the im-possible, that is, the order of the unforeseeable event, the absolute future still to come. This acute awareness of the limits of performative programs informs the essays throughout and attunes them closely to events of a world undergoing 'globalization.'"--Publisher's description
Psyche : inventions of the other by Jacques Derrida( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche: Inventions of the Other is the first publication in English of the twenty-eight essay collection Jacques Derrida published in two volumes in 1998 and 2003. In Volume I, Derrida advances his reflection on many topics: psychoanalysis, theater, translation, literature, representation, racism, and nuclear war, among others. The essays in this volume also carry on Derrida's engagement with a number of key thinkers and writers: Barthes, Benjamin, de Man, Flaubert, Freud, Heidegger, Lacoue-Labarthe, Levinas, and Ponge. Included in this volume are new or revised translations of seminal essays (for example, "Psyche: Invention of the Other," "The Retrait of Metaphor," "At This Very Moment in This Work Here I Am," "Tours de Babel" and "Racism's Last Word"), as well as three essays that appear here in English for the first time
The death penalty by Jacques Derrida( Book )

in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this newest installment in Chicagos series of Jacques Derridas seminars, the renowned philosopher attempts one of his most ambitious goals: the first truly philosophical argument against the death penalty. While much has been written against the death penalty, Derrida contends that Western philosophy is massively, if not always overtly, complicit with a logic in which a sovereign state has the right to take a life. Haunted by this notion, he turns to the key places where such logic has been established - and to the place it has been most effectively challenged: literature. With his signature genius and patient yet dazzling readings of an impressive breadth of texts, Derrida examines everything from the Bible to Plato to Camus to Jean Genet, with special attention to Kant and postWorld War II juridical texts, to draw the landscape of death penalty discourses. Keeping clearly in view the death rows and execution chambers of the United States, he shows how arguments surrounding cruel and unusual punishment depend on what he calls an 'anesthesial logic, ' which has also driven the development of death penalty technology from the French guillotine to lethal injection. Confronting a demand for philosophical rigor, he pursues provocative analyses of the shortcomings of abolitionist discourse. Above all, he argues that the death penalty and its attendant technologies are products of a desire to put an end to one of the most fundamental qualities of our finite existence: the radical uncertainty of when we will die. Arriving at a critical juncture in history - especially in the United States, one of the last Christian-inspired democracies to resist abolition - The Death Penalty is both a timely response to an important ethical debate and a timeless addition to Derridas esteemed body of work"--Unedited summary from book jacket
The division of literature, or, The university in deconstruction by Peggy Kamuf( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inclusion of literary study is a distinctive trait of the modern, scientific university. But this legitimation of a "division of literature" has been from the beginning a tenuous, ambivalent, and divisive affair. Why and to what effect? These questions guide Peggy Kamuf's analysis of the complex history of literary study in the modern university and orient her critical reading of developments from the French Revolution through the nineteenth century and beyond in Europe. She then turns to one of the most troubling works in the American literary canon - Melville's The Confidence-Man - to show how academic literary history has avoided confronting the implications of works in which meaning is never solely confined within a past. By engaging a future readership to which it applies for credit, Kamuf argues, literature cannot serve as a stable object of study. It locates, rather, a site of "the university in deconstruction."
Insister : of Jacques Derrida by Hélène Cixous( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helene Cixous is arguably the most insightful and unbridled reader of Jacques Derrida today. In Insister she brings a mixture of theoretical speculation, textual explication and scholarly erudition to a close reading of Derrida's work, always attentive to the details of his thinking. At the same time, Insister is a poetic meditation, a work of literature and of mourning for Jacques Derrida the person, who was a close friend and accomplice of Cixous's from the beginning of their careers."--Jacket
Theory and practice by Jacques Derrida( Book )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and Practice is a series of nine lectures that Jacques Derrida delivered at the École Normale Supérieure in 1976 and 1977. The topic of "theory and practice" was associated above all with Marxist discourse and particularly the influential interpretation of Marx by Louis Althusser. Derrida's many questions to Althusser and other thinkers aim at unsettling the distinction between thinking and acting. Derrida's investigations set out from Marx's "Theses on Feuerbach," in particular the eleventh thesis, which has often been taken as a mantra for the "end of philosophy," to be brought about by Marxist practice. Derrida argues, however, that Althusser has no such end in view and that his discourse remains resolutely philosophical, even as it promotes the theory/practice pair as primary values. This seminar also draws fascinating connections between Marxist thought and Heidegger and features Derrida's signature reconsideration of the dichotomy between doing and thinking. This text, available for the first time in English, shows that Derrida was doing important work on Marx long before Specters of Marx. As with the other volumes in this series, it gives readers an unparalleled glimpse into Derrida's thinking at its best--spontaneous, unpredictable, and groundbreaking
So close by Hélène Cixous( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In So Close, the internationally renowned writer Hélène Cixous recounts a return to her native Algeria after a more than thirty-year absence. Before she can decide to go, she must sift through large parts of her past in a land where she never felt at home and, from a young age, knew she must leave. Above all, she must confront the depths of her mother's rejection of the country that had rejected her despite years of devotion to the poor women of Algiers. As she is struggling with this decision, she receives a message from Zohra Drif, with whom she has had no contact since their school days, which was just before Drif joined the Algerian FLN and became a heroine in the uprising against French rule in her homeland. They meet in Paris for the first time in more than fifty years and soon afterward the narrator departs for Algiers. The latter part of the narrative brings a rush of sensations, impressions, memories, and new encounters as the narrator revisits sites from her past in Algiers and especially in Oran, the city of her birth, the city of the family's happiness before her father's death when she was a young girl. The quest to find his grave again in the overgrown Jewish cemetery of Algiers leads to a startlingly moving scene that closes the voyage and the book."--Page 2 of cover
Book of addresses by Peggy Kamuf( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem by Hélène Cixous( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An inventive literary account of Cixous's remarkable journey to her mother's birthplace and of the Jewish community of a German town that was wiped out in the Holocaust"--
Life death by Jacques Derrida( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these seminar sessions, philosopher Jacques Derrida deconstructs perhaps the oldest dichotomy of all-life and death-giving him the opportunity to delve into a broad range of topics, from the work of French geneticist FrancÌʹois Jacob and epistemologist Georges Canguilhem to Freudian psychoanalysis and modern German philosophy, especially Nietzsche and Heidegger. Throughout, Derrida's attention is, as ever, on language, especially when it comes to discourses (such as scientific ones) that he understands to be suppressing the inherent instability of linguistic signs and the ambiguities behind even the most innocuous of terms. Appearing for the first time in English in a translation by Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas, these seminars from 1975-1976 represent a turning point in Derrida's thought, one that helps us better understand the influential work he would go on to produce in the decades to come"--
Eve escapes : ruins and life by Hélène Cixous( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cixous is generally regarded as one of the leading, if not the leading French feminist writer. All of her books tend to be written as philosophical novels, combining elements of autobiography and fiction with reflection of a more philosophical and psychoanalytic kind
The death penalty: by Jacques Derrida( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this newest installment in Chicagos series of Jacques Derridas seminars, the renowned philosopher attempts one of his most ambitious goals: the first truly philosophical argument against the death penalty. While much has been written against the death penalty, Derrida contends that Western philosophy is massively, if not always overtly, complicit with a logic in which a sovereign state has the right to take a life. Haunted by this notion, he turns to the key places where such logic has been established - and to the place it has been most effectively challenged: literature. With his signature genius and patient yet dazzling readings of an impressive breadth of texts, Derrida examines everything from the Bible to Plato to Camus to Jean Genet, with special attention to Kant and postWorld War II juridical texts, to draw the landscape of death penalty discourses. Keeping clearly in view the death rows and execution chambers of the United States, he shows how arguments surrounding cruel and unusual punishment depend on what he calls an 'anesthesial logic, ' which has also driven the development of death penalty technology from the French guillotine to lethal injection. Confronting a demand for philosophical rigor, he pursues provocative analyses of the shortcomings of abolitionist discourse. Above all, he argues that the death penalty and its attendant technologies are products of a desire to put an end to one of the most fundamental qualities of our finite existence: the radical uncertainty of when we will die. Arriving at a critical juncture in history - especially in the United States, one of the last Christian-inspired democracies to resist abolition - The Death Penalty is both a timely response to an important ethical debate and a timeless addition to Derridas esteemed body of work"--Unedited summary from book jacket
 
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A Derrida reader : between the blinds
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Artaud the Moma : interjections of appealSpecters of Marx : the state of the debt, the work of mourning, and the new internationalHomère est morte ...A Derrida reader : between the blindsLiterature and the remains of the death penaltyPoints ... : interviews, 1974-1994Without alibiPsyche : inventions of the other
Alternative Names
Peggy Kamuf Frans vertaalster

Peggy Kamuf French-English translator

Peggy Kamuf traductora francesa

Peggy Kamuf traductrice française

Peggy Kamuf traduttrice francese

Languages
English (209)

Serbian (1)