Monday, June 18, 2007

Derrida 101: An Oldie but a Goodie

The excellent Derrida network, Hydra, maintained by Peter Krapp, shares a copy of an interview Jacques Derrida gave to LA Weekly. It is an accessible and cool intro to the work of our fallen philosophical shaman.

For more recent news regarding Derrida, the University of California, Irvine, and some tawdry outings regarding a Derridean protege and a dust-up over Derrida's papers, follow this link. Do beware the paragraph wherein the San Jose Mercury News glosses deconstructionism (sic), er (sick), is pathetic. More on this tale of vampires, philosophy, papers, untoward acts with graduate students and lawsuits is here.