Gayatri Spivak Publishes 40th Anniversary Re-translation of Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology

Monday, January 4, 2016

From John Hopkins University Press: 

Jacques Derrida’s revolutionary approach to phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralism, linguistics, and indeed the entire European tradition of philosophy—called deconstruction—changed the face of criticism. It provoked a questioning of philosophy, literature, and the human sciences that these disciplines would have previously considered improper. Forty years after Of Grammatology first appeared in English, Derrida still ignites controversy, thanks in part to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s careful translation, which attempted to capture the richness and complexity of the original. This fortieth anniversary edition, where a mature Spivak retranslates with greater awareness of Derrida’s legacy, also includes a new afterword by her which supplements her influential original preface. Judith Butler has added an introduction. All references in the work have been updated. One of contemporary criticism’s most indispensable works, Of Grammatology is made even more accessible and usable by this new release


There was a plenary session at the Modern Language Association's Annual Convention in Austin, TX on Gayatri Spivak's new book:

Prof. Spivak also spoke at the Presidential Plenary at the MLA --