Murnane, Husserl, Derrida: The Scene of Writing


The Australian tradition of literary criticism—insofar as there is one—has been as resistant to influences from Continental philosophy as the British tradition has been. Although I don't believe that we need to go begging to the philosophers for conceptual instruments with which to interpret literary texts, I do think that our interpretations can be considerably enriched by a reading of modern European philosophy—by which I mean phenomenology and its twin offspring, existentialism and deconstruction.

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Published 1 October 1989 in Volume 14 No. 2. Subjects: Australian literary criticism, Philosophy.

Cite as: Salusinszky, Imre. ‘Murnane, Husserl, Derrida: The Scene of Writing.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 1989, doi: 10.20314/als.e8d0799a69.