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Jorie Graham’s Overlord: Poetics, Ethics, and Différance
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-15)
*Overlord* by Jorie Graham requires a theoretical paradigm which can account for the Overlord within it; this paradigm, I will argue, is Jacques Derrida’s différance. Just as différance produces an endless chain of violent ...
Saussure and Sherlock, Derrida and the Detective: A Semiotic and Deconstructive Interpretation of the Classic Detective Fiction Genre
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-16)
In this thesis, I will read detective fiction, particularly from the Holmes canon, in light of two linguistic and philosophical theories: the theory of semiotics expounded by Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) ...