Derek Attridge, a South African by birth, has taught at universities in the United Kingdom and the United States and is now emeritus professor at the University of York. His many books include studies of South African literature, poetic form, and the work of James Joyce, and his interest in literary theory is reflected in his collaboration with Jacques Derrida on the collection Acts of Literature (1992). Among his other publications on theoretical questions are Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction’s Traces (2010), The Singularity of Literature (reissued in 2017 in the Routledge Classics series), and The Work of Literature (2015). Forthcoming is The Experience of Poetry: From Homer’s Listeners to Shakespeare’s Readers.
Literature at Work: A Conversation with Derek Attridge
Francesco Giusti discusses literary criticism and theory with Derek Attridge, author of “The Work of Literature.”...