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www.egs.edu Diane Davis, rhetorician and post-structuralist thinker, continues with her course on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Professor Davis covers iterability, dissemination, polysemia, context, John Searle, JL Austun, performative utterances, and the relationship between experience and linguistic structure. This is the second lecture of Professor Davis's 2011 course on Jacques Derrida.Free public open video lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2011. Diane Davis. In 1995 she received her first doctorate at the University of Texas at Arlington, in Humanities—Rhetoric, Composition, and Critical Theory, with a dissertation titled "Breaking Up [at] Totality: A Rhetoric of Laughter for Politics and Pedagogy" for which she got a distinction as well. Finally, she obtained her second doctorate from EGS in 2003, receiving the highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude) for her dissertation entitled Inessential Solidarity. She would go on to publish both of her dissertations, the first one in 2000 and the second one in 2010. Professor Davis qualifies her research as "situated at the intersection of rhetorical theory and continental philosophy." In Inessential Solidarity: Rhetoric and Foreigner Relations (2010), Diane Davis focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and solidarity so as to question and revise a significant number of traditional assumptions operating ...