A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange by Josh Russell

By Josh Russell

Just like the Puritan-era narratives she reviews, Hannah Guttentag’s early-1990s narrative is a chronicle of the unusual areas she travels—Nashville, Ithaca, New Orleans, Cleveland, Nebraska—the savages who captivate her—librarians, grad scholars, professors, her baby—and the redemption she earns.

Josh Russell's past novels are Yellow Jack and My vibrant Midnight. An Illinois native—born in Carbondale, raised in Normal—he now lives in Decatur, Georgia along with his spouse and daughter.

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In der Feier des Abendmahls dagegen wird die Gegenüberstellung von Leben und Tod durch das Geben des Todes als Leben überwunden (a. a. , 263). Vgl. ; Davies „Soundings. ; Fiddes The Promised End. ; ders. „The quest for a place which is a ‘non-place’: the hiddenness of God and the presence of God“, 41; Hart The Trespass of the Sign. ; Lesch „Wer hat Angst vor Dekonstruktion? ; Marion „In the Name. ; Valentin Atheismus in der Spur Gottes. ; ders. „Deconstructive theology“, 81; ders. Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory, 17; Zeillinger Nachträgliches Denken.

Es kann jedoch in der vorliegenden Arbeit nicht in erster Linie darum gehen, zu erörtern, ob Derridas Einwände gegen die Argumentationen von Husserl und Austin zwingend sind. Vielmehr ist zu zeigen, dass Derridas ‚Beobachtungen‘ zu Einsichten führen, die sich für die in der vorliegenden Arbeit gestellte Frage (auch vermittels ihrer Wirkungsgeschichte in der Religionsphilosophie) als hilfreich erweisen. Im Rahmen einer knappen Zusammenfassung soll lediglich angedeutet werden, welche Wege eine Erörterung der Validität von Derridas Ausführungen beschreiten könnte.

Dieser Gedanke der ,Zitathaftigkeit‘ bereitet nun den Boden für Derridas Kritik an Austins Sprechakttheorie, die Derrida in Auseinandersetzung mit dem Begriff „Kontext“ entfaltet. Performative Kommunikation im Sinne Austins verlangt nach einem erschöpfend beschreibbaren Kontext, zu dessen Konstituenten auch die Intention (des Sprechers) zählt. So nennt Austin in seiner Theorie der Sprechakte Beispiele für Situationen, in denen Sprechakte auf Grund eines Konflikts mit den kontextuellen Bedingungen scheitern.

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