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Amankhani I. A Critical Approach to Deconstructive Literary Studies in Iran. LCQ. 2016; 9 (34) :63-90
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-4331-en.html
Assistant Professor of Persian, Golestan University, Iran
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  The employment of philosophical/literary theories has become a common thread in the published literary studies in Iran in the recent years. This may be the result of various reasons, for instance, the superior knowledge of theory of these critics over the traditionalists. Although the merits of such studies cannot be denied, their weaknesses should not be simply dismissed. This paper reviews some of the applications of deconstruction—one of the theories favored by many researchers—and their shortcomings. These shortcomings can be categorized under three headings: (1) lack of understanding of the concept of deconstruction—for example, some of the oppositions proposed in these studies stand in contrast to the kind of oppositions Derrida utilizes in his deconstructive studies or, in some cases, external elements such as class, education, etc. are focused on in some of them while for Derrida there is nothing outside the text; (2) reduction and simplification of Derrida’s philosophical propositions to mystery and mysticism; and (3) providing non-deconstructionist interpretations of stories.
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Article Type: practical | Subject: Literary Theory
Received: 2016/06/22 | Accepted: 2016/08/22 | Published: 2016/09/25
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