Deconstruction (John Dotson’s dream of September 27, 2016)

I’m in a sturdy old classroom building. All the rooms have been repainted in a refreshing impressionist sort of style. I have gone through the motions of joining a class on cinema theory. Right away it is clear to me that the professor is rather lethargic in his thinking and overall attitude—not very committed. I jump right in with a clear response making a clear and cogent reference to Derrida.

With deconstruction, there is recognition that every thought is conditioned by syntactical and grammatical structures and pervasive cultural influences, attitudes, affects. This structuration is deep in the core of our very mentality, and thus deconstruction is necessary and intrinsic as these structures both arise, substantiate, but also distanciate and subvert with uncertainty.

I sense that I have said too much too fast. A student in the back row sitting against the wall poses a question searching for a term that begins with the letter [h]. My hunch is that she wants to use the term “hypertextuality” as a psycholinguistic expression, or the term “hyperreality.”