On the Other Side of Mastery

  • Cameron MacKenzie
Part of the Pivotal Studies in the Global American Literary Imagination book series (PSGALI)


This chapter considers Derrida’s writing on “The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry” alongside Badiou’s invocation of “femininity” from “Drawing: On Wallace Stevens,” suggesting that Badiou’s thought is moving towards more evocative modes of expression in an attempt to escape the constrictions imposed by the void, and the patriarchal patterns of thought that would necessitate it.


Derrida Femininity The Cantos of Ezra Pound 


  1. Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology. Gayatari Chakravorty Spivak, trans. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1997.Google Scholar
  2. Pound, Ezra. The Cantos of Ezra Pound. New York: New Directions, 1998.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cameron MacKenzie
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  1. 1.Ferrum CollegeFerrumUSA

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