Thursday, February 21, 2008

Illustration Friday: Theory

Illustration Friday: Theory, originally uploaded by soulofarose.

This is my submission for Illustration Friday's theme of "Theory." Pictured here is Jacques Derrida, the well-known twentieth-century literary theorist. "Différance" is a word that Derrida coined; it is a complicated concept/word that I will not attempt to explain here. In any case, the word "theory" reminded me of this great theorist.

The writing that serves as the background in this image is actually a portion of the work of Derrida. Thanks to this page, I was able to get the French as well as the English translation of Derrida's description of différance.

I hope you enjoy!

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