Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak


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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (born 24 February 1942) is an Indian theorist, philosopher and University Professor at Columbia University, where she is a founding member of the school's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She is best known for the essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?" considered a founding text of postcolonialism; and for her translation of, and introduction to, ... more »

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  • ''The fall into the abyss of deconstruction inspires us with as much pleasure as fear. We are intoxicated with the prospect of never hitting bottom.''
    Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (b. 1942), Indian-born U.S. educator, author, translator. Of Grammatology, translator's preface by Jacques Derrida (1967).
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