The Death and Resurrection of the Author?

The Death and Resurrection of the Author?

by William Irwin

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Have the reports of the author's death been greatly exaggerated? When Roland Barthes famously announced the death of the author, he heralded a major new debate in modern literary criticism and aesthetics. This volume is a dialogical collection of key essays discussing the nature of authorship and the place, if any, of authorial intention in the interpretation of literary texts. Including seminal essays by Barthes and Foucault, along with other previously published and newly commissioned contributions, this collection examines the philosophical underpinnings and arguments of both sides of the debate.

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ISBN-13: 9780313322754
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2002
Series: Contributions in Philosophy Series , #83
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 731,821
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM IRWIN is Associate Professor of Philosophy at King's College, Pennsylvania./e He has published several articles on theory of interpretation and aesthetics, as well as four books, including Intentionalist Interpretation: A Philosophical Explanation and Defense (Greenwood, 1999).

Table of Contents



The Death of the Author

The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes

What Is an Author? by Michel Foucault

Kierkegaard and the Anxiety of Authorship by Merold Westphal

Gadamer's Hermeneutics and the Question of Authorial Intention by David Weberman

The Marginal Life of the Author by Jason Holt

The Death of the Author: An Analytical Autopsy by Peter Lamarque

The Resurrection of the Author? A Look at Author Constructs

Writer, Text, Work, Author by Alexander Nehamas

Authorship and Authority by Nickolas Pappas

Apparent, Implied, and Postulated Authors by Robert Stecker

Feminist Literary Criticism and the Author by Cheryl Walker

A Theory of the Author by Jorge J.E. Gracia

Intentionalism and Author Constructs by William Irwin

The Death of Cervantes and the Life of Don Quixote by Eric Bronson



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