Performatives After Deconstruction : New Book, ed. Mauro Senatore

Just out from Bloomsbury Publishing!9781441123466

As Peter Fenves writes in review, “Almost every dimension of contemporary critical discourse has been affected by the debates between Anglo-American and continental thinkers concerning the structure and function of the performative. This volume not only addresses the problem of the performative from a variety of perspectives, it also provides insight into its genesis: how it is that the “performativity of the performative” has become a decisive question for contemporary culture.”

This from the publisher’s page:

About Performatives After Deconstruction

What has happened since de Man and Derrida first read Austin? How has the encounter between deconstruction and the performative affected each of these terms? In addressing these questions, this book brings together scholars whose works have been provoked in different ways by the encounter of deconstruction and the performative.Following Derrida’s appeal to any rigorous deconstruction to reckon with Austin’s theorems and his ever growing commitment to rethink and rewrite the performative and its multiple articulations, it is now urgent that we reflect upon the effects of a theoretical event that has profoundly marked the contemporary scene. The contributors to this book suggest various ways of re-reading the heritage and future of both deconstruction and the performative after their encounter, bringing into focus both the constitutive aporia of the performative and the role it plays within the deconstruction of the metaphysical tradition.

Table Of Contents

Notes on Contributors \ Acknowledgements \ Introduction: Positing, the Performative and the Supplement Mauro Senatore \ Part I \ 1. Promising Hospitality: l’Étranger Gives the Law in D’Alembert’s GENÈVE Ellen S. Burt \ 2. Performative Perfume Diane Davis \ 3. The Performative and the Normative Matthias Fritsch \ Part II \ 4. Performativity as Ek-scription: Adonis After Derrida Herman Rapaport \ 5. Living On: the Absolute Performative Francesco Vitale \ 6. Archive-Abilities Simon Morgan Wortham \ Part III \ 7. The Performativity of Art Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield \ 8. Passive Performative John W. P. Phillips \ Part IV \ 9. Departures: the American Future of Psychoanalysis Martin McQuillan\ 10. Laruelle Contra Derrida. Performative Realism and the Logics of Consistency John Mullarkey \ Epilogue: No Sooner Said Than Done Alexander García Düttmann \ Bibliography \ Index

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