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Saturday, 1:45–3:30 p.m., Lone Star D, JW Marriott

Grammatology in the Global: Past/Future (Spivak Reopens the Book)

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A plenary. Presiding: Mara de Gennaro, Columbia Univ.; Surya Parekh, Binghamton Univ., State Univ. of New York

1. “Deconstruction and Its Discontents: Translating De la grammatologie for a Global Feminist Public,” Jenny Sharpe, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2. “‘I Give My Dreams as Dreams’: Grammatology as Effect,” Forest Pyle, Univ. of Oregon

3. “Reading, Writing, Rhetoric, and the Specter of the Vanishing Public: Derrida’s Rousseau,” Ian Grant Balfour, York Univ., Keele

4. “The Epoch of Of Grammatology,” Ben Conisbee Baer, Princeton Univ.

Respondent: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Univ.

This plenary reflects on the historical, philosophical, political, and literary trajectories and diverse publics of Of Grammatology on the fortieth anniversary of its English translation by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Panelists discuss the book’s timeliness for interdisciplinary humanities in a globalized world.

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