" dimension refers to the aforementioned archons, keepers, guardians, and interpreters of the archive.
Whether this phenomenalization of colonial knowledge, or the opening of the American archive, constitutes in itself an indictment against the extrinsic law that dwells in an arkheion across the sea and cancels the metropolitan archontic
principle of the archive, or rather an affirmation of it, is a debate that I prefer not to consider at this point.
Derrida calls this the archontic
principle an act of consignation that combines depositing material with "gathering together through signs" (Archive Fever 3).
The third chapter, "The Archive of New Stories" thus consciously selects and discusses stories whose purpose are not subversive but are still transformative, providing a discussion of fan fiction as "archontic
" (13) literature--that is, texts that are neither derivative nor subordinate, but rather that expand a textual world.
The publication concludes with Erin Hollis's chapter on "archontic
" fan fiction.
In terms of the central themes of Derridas work, writing as a memorial inscription involves setting down on a place, depositing on a material 'substrate.'The ark of preservation is thus simultaneously the place of setting aside, of separation, of sequestration, of putting on reserve and partitioning: the once ' appropriated' historical bric-a-brac of the third floor has now been 'removed', or set aside on the inside; the "archontic
" gathering of presence in the archive, as Derrida would have it, is also the place of the withdrawing of being, the place where identity disaggregates or decomposes back into the very heterogeneous signs out of which it is consolidated.
Literature: A Definition, a History, and Several Theories of Fan Fiction." Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet.
. Abigail Derecho, Archontic
Literature: A Definition, a
principle of legitimization, without criteria of classification and of hierarchization." (2) Technology seems alternatively to have amplified or to have run around Derrida's sine qua non of archival principles.
The latter is haunted by the 'archontic
injunction to guard and gather the archive' (Derrida, 1996: 77).
See, e.g., Abigail Derecho, Archontic
Literature: A Definition, a History, and Several Theories of Fan Fiction, in FAN FICTION, supra note 7, at 61.
His last act in the archives of the Ministry of Information involves a direct engagement with what Derrida calls the "archontic
power," the power of the archive, which always rests on a paternal and patriarchic principle (95).