Apropos the Last “Post-”: Contemporary Literature, Theory and Interpretation.

Raymond Aaron Younis

Abstract


In one sense, it seems that we live in an age of widely proliferating and seemingly omnipresent "post-s". The literature on poststructuralism, postmodernity and postcolonialism and their variants is already vast and it is expanding constantly at a rate that is quite overwhelming, not to say bewildering. And yet one can still argue that it is a somewhat neglected fact that thinkers such as Derrida and Foucault, who are sometimes called
"poststructuralists", have/had a significant, direct and localised interest in a number of questions and answers which might with some justification be labelled "religious".

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