Week 9--The Law (of Genre? of Gender? of The Scarlet Letter?)
This week we'll be reading some theory by the "father of deconstruction," Jacques Derrida, and by the feminist critic Mary Eagleton, who applies Derrida's deconstructive theories to the intersectioning questions of gender and genre. We'll also begin our reading of The Scarlet Letter, a 19th century romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which is just full of duplicity and complexity waiting to be deconstructed. Your thoughts about any/all of this...?