AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

Deconstructing the Broom of the System

by Rachel Tatum

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2016
Keywords: hymen; differance; Jacques Derrida; David Foster Wallace; pharmakon; deconstruction; The Broom of the System; Derrida; Wallace
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2122487
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/27687


This paper aims to discover to what extent the philosopher Jacques Derrida is present in the novel The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace. It will explore key themes from the writing and philosophy of Jacques Derrida as they are relevant to the novel. Having gained an understanding of the thought being applied in interpreting the novel, we will move on to explore aspects of the work from the perspective of deconstruction, of which Derrida was a key figure. Advisors/Committee Members: Fabricius, Anne (advisor).