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A Very Derrida Birthday by neomeruru A Very Derrida Birthday by neomeruru
I made this for my friend because it's her birthday today! The dude is Jacques Derrida, who is a big name in her field for his theory of deconstructivism. She has a huge massive crush on him, despite his deadness and old white guy-ness, but at least she knows what she likes.

The French means 'there is nothing without context', which is like his signature axiom. Whatever that means, man, I don't know -- I'm a Said girl, myself, so ask me about Orientalism sometime. But I can draw Derrida, and that's all that matters!

EDIT: friend in question corrects my wikipedia-then-halfway-remembered-translation: "The text actually usually translated to say "There is no outside-the-text," and it means that even interpretations or criticisms of text ARE text itself. Roughly and basically."

Photo reference used for Derrida, obviously.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Let's talk about Said! Surprisingly, I much preferred Culture & Imperialism to Orientalism! He was far more specific and focused in the former anyway :P
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TheMilwaukeeProtocol Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So glad I left the grad school clique.
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haruka-K Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm struggling with 'Of Grammatology' since two weeks ago, but now all of his discussions are swept away with laughter due to your picture... XD
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boomerangmyhead Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
The text actually usually translated to say "There is no outside-the-text," and it means that even interpretations or criticisms of text ARE text itself. Roughly and basically.

Also, oh hai, this is the first comment I've ever left on DA. I had to because THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER and you are an awesome friend for doing it.
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neomeruru Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Is it? Well I'll need to fix that. I AM NOT A DERRIDA GIRL, OKAY. <3
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