Language As Disclosure

Carolyn Norman Slaughter’s study probes the ways that language “works” in the literature of five American modernist authors. Slaughter’s purpose, opposing the Derridean project of Deconstruction, is to recover the first-order importance and power of language, its radical effects, as set out in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger where language works to disclose, reveal, unfold (Erschließen). More
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About Carolyn Norman Slaughter

b. 1938, Fulton, Mississippi

Daughter of A. M. and Edna Earle Overton

B.A., English, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, 1959

M.A., English, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1973

Ph.D., English (Critical Theory, Modernist American Literature; major figures: William Blake, William Butler Yeats, Martin Heidegger), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1988

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