chapter  3
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Barthes and Derrida: terminology and methodology

Post-structuralist thinking has been a continual source of academic inspiration since the 1960s. After an initial boom of related scholarly work that infl uenced not only literary criticism and philosophy but most humanistic disciplines, post-structuralist theories receded into a lower level of academic ubiquity, especially in the United States, as new approaches became prevalent in the late 1980s. 1 Post-structuralist ideas have nonetheless remained signifi cant as referential models for emergent critical theories.