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‘What ish my nation?’: Towards a Negative Definition of Identity
This chapter examines Derrida’s distinction between law and justice, looking at the heritage of Pascal and Montaigne and examining issues of ethical and political responsibility in the process, taking some examples from ...
At the Frontier of Language: Literature, Theory, Politics
This essay examines the problematics of language and identity. Beginning with a deconstructive reading of Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Broagh’, it moves on to deconstruct the signifier of Ulster, showing how the use of this term, ...