Love in the post: from Plato to Derrida

Callaghan, Joanna (2014) Love in the post: from Plato to Derrida. [Video]

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Abstract

This film takes as starting point the ‘Envois’ section of Jacques Derrida’s book The Post Card, from Socrates to Freud and Beyond. (1980) The film features interviews with some of Derrida’s most esteemed readers, an unseen interview with Derrida and a fictional narrative that weaves together the story of an academic whose life begins to reflect aspects of the narrative within the ‘Envois’ and of a filmmaker attempting a documentary about the book The Post Card. The film works towards a performance of textuality through the incorporation of multiple, parallel narratives that mirror, distort and elaborate the narrative(s) contained within the ‘Envois’. In this way the research aims to perform the production of knowledge within film, moving beyond illustration or representation and engaging with problems of representation and communication at the level of the film’s own ontology. Made in collaboration with Martin McQuillan.

Item Type: Video
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B2430.D48 Derrida, Jacques
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism > PN0098 Special topics. By subject > PN0098.D43 Deconstruction
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures
Depositing User: Joanna Callaghan
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 07:28
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 12:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47596

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