The Maze of Metaphor

Jacques Derrida has in recent years made himself one of the most influential figures in literary criticism on American college campuses. The movement he has inspired, alternately known as "deconstruction" or "poststructuralism," asserts that all language is metaphorical and that there is nothing outside the literary text.

Stephen L. Tanner

Stephen L. Tanner is a professor of English at Brigham Young University.

Add a Comment


Join the conversation...

You are currently using the BETA version of our article comments feature. You may notice some bugs in submission and user experience. Significant improvements are coming soon!


Be the first to comment on this article!