Authorship s Wake

Writing After the Death of the Author Philip Sayers ... This is not to say that the distinction between the two is entirely rigid: in S/Z Barthes deliberately chooses to focus on “a classic, readerly” work—Balzac's “Sarrasine”—but to ...

Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501367687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

Authorship Commerce and the Public

The Queen's Wake is being edited for the Hogg Edition by the present writer, who is also one of the General Editors of the Series. For further details see James Hogg, Memoir of the Author's Life; and, Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter ...

Author: E. Clery

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230375482

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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These essays explore the remarkable expansion of publishing from 1750 to 1850 which reflected the growth of literacy, and the diversification of the reading public. Experimentation with new genres, methods of advertising, marketing and dissemination, forms of critical reception and modes of access to writing are also examined in detail. This collection represents a new wave of critical writing extending cultural materialism beyond its accustomed concern with historicizing the words on the page into the economics of literature, and the investigation of neglected areas of print culture.

The Birth and Death of the Author

Joyce, like Cage, is also an early forward-thinker about how technology changes the role of the author/composer. Finnegans Wake is particularly interested in how the new technologies of radio, cinema, and television distort and ...

Author: Andrew J. Power

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429859465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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The Birth and Death of the Author is a work about the changing nature of authorship as a concept. In eight specialist interventions by a diverse group of the finest international scholars it tells a history of print authorship in a set of author case studies from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. The introduction surveys the prehistory of print authorship and sets the historical and theoretical framework that opens the discussion for the seven succeeding chapters. Engaging particularly with the history of the materials and technology of authorship it places this in conversation with the critical history of the author up to and beyond the crisis of Barthes' 'Death of the Author'. As a multi-authored history of authorship itself, each subsequent chapter takes a single author or work from every century since the advent of print and focuses in on the relationship between the author and the reader. Thus they explore the complexities of the concept of authorship in the works of Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate (Andrew Galloway, Cornell University), William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe (Rory Loughnane, University of Kent), John Taylor, "the Water Poet" (Edel Semple, University College Cork), Samuel Richardson (Natasha Simonova, University of Oxford), Herman Melville (and his reluctant scrivener ‘Bartleby’) (William E. Engel, Sewanee, The University of the South), James Joyce (Brad Tuggle, University of Alabama), and Grant Morrison (Darragh Greene, University College Dublin).

Authorship s Wake

"A book about writers and thinkers who were taught that the author is dead how their work consequently negotiates what it means to be an author"--

Author: Philip Sayers


ISBN: 1501367706

Category: Authorship

Page: 218

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"A book about writers and thinkers who were taught that the author is dead how their work consequently negotiates what it means to be an author"--

The Importance of Reinventing Oscar

Seeing the value of an artwork independent of the artist ' s intentions , Wilde proposes that ' A subject that is beautiful ... Joyce - or rather the fictional author appearing in the metafictional commentaries of Finnegans Wake - might ...

Author: Uwe Böker

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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The present collection of essays is the outcome of the Oscar Wilde conference held at the Technical University of Dresden, 31 August - 3 September 2000. The papers cover a wide range of historical and comparative aspects: they look into the status of Wilde as poet, dramatist, essayist and intellectual during his own times as well as investigate the meaning of his work for subsequent writers and critics, thus, giving an outline of the Wildean history of literary reception, intellectual discourse and media transformation. Intellectually brilliant and challenging, Oscar Wilde had been a favourite of the late Victorians, performing the roles of the dandy and the poet of art for art's sake. However, due to his questioning of prevalent moral double standards and his insistence on the autonomy of art, he was indicted for gross indecencies, convicted, and sent to prison. Instead of being ostracised, he became a source of inspiration for writers and artists on the British isles as well as on the European continent. The papers in this volume explore such topics as Wilde's concepts of socialism and aestheticism, his fashioning of the femme fatale and of the dandy, his use of fashion and of simulation, his impact on modernism and postmodernism as well as on genres such as crime writing and fictional biography, and the influence of Wilde on writers such as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Joe Orton, Peter Ackroyd, Tom Stoppard, David Hare and Mark Ravenhill. Other papers focus on the reception of Wilde in Russia, former Yugoslavia, Hungary and Germany as well as on cinematic and Internet representations of Wilde. Critical and creative responses vary from the general to the specific - from traditional assessments to analyses of the arts of camp, parody, and pastiche; thus, indicative of the (sub)cultural appropriation of 'Saint Oscar' (Terry Eagleton).

Economically Speaking

How can the author ' s intention be determined ... Additionally , the author is not only unknown , but he is a rascal , plagiarizing others ' work . ... At the level of the process of the Wake itself the same dynamic is played out .

Author: Craig Rollo

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 9044121774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

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Authors Copyright and Publishing in the Digital Era

What is an author? In D. F. Bouchard, & S. Simons (Eds.), Language, counter-memory, practice. New York: Cornell University Press. ... In S. Malpas, & P. Wake (Eds.), The Routledge companion to critical theory (pp. 3–13).

Author: Cantatore, Francina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466652156

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years. However, laws with such extensive histories can often make understanding them complicated. As publishing moves into a digital arena, copyright laws have become increasingly complex. Authors, Copyright, and Publishing in the Digital Era not only addresses the current complexities that aries with authors and copyright laws when publishing digitally, but it also sheds light on the current processes and procedures in place concerning copyright options for digital publishers. This publication addresses a global audience in the manner in which it discusses traditional methods used in publishing before segueing into new model and strategies for both a business and an author in this ever-expanding digital world.

Framing Pieces

That Dixon was for so long identified with Joyce ironically marks the triumph of Dixon's "Litter"; it reveals something, too, about the nature of the Wake and of Joyce's authorship. Finnegans Wake is a book assembled from others' voices ...

Author: John Whittier-Ferguson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195357011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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In Framing Pieces, Whittier-Ferguson recovers and explores drafts, notes, glosses, essays, and guides that high modernists, such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound generated in order to interpret their own work. These archival materials reveal a complex picture of how texts like Finnegan's Wake, A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas, and ABC's of Reading were annotated and framed by their authors, and how the authors illuminated and obscured various aspects of the annotations. Whittier-Ferguson also examines the first editions and periodicals in which these works appeared to show how modernist writers gauged the extent of their audience and tried to control their readers' encounters with their writing.

Authorizing Translation

In a text as indeterminate as Finnegans Wake, the communality of this auctorial responsibility is placed center stage. As such, though Bartnicki's attention may be focused on authorship, shared possession of a text, the completion of a ...

Author: Michelle Woods

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317270423

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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Authorizing Translation applies ground-breaking research on literary translation to examine the intersection between Translation Studies and literary criticism, rethinking ways in which analyzing translation and the authority of the translator can provide nuanced micro and macro readings of literary work and the worlds through which it moves. A substantial introduction surveys the field and suggests possible avenues for future research, while six case-study-based chapters by a new generation of Literature and Translation Studies scholars focus on the question of authority by asking: Who authors translations? Who authorizes translations? What authority do translations have in different cultural contexts? What authority does Literary Translation Studies have as a field? The hermeneutic role of the translator is explored through the literary periods of Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism, and through different cultures and languages. The case studies focus on data-centered analysis of reviews of translated literature, ultimately illustrating how the translator’s authority creates and hybridizes literary cultures. Authorizing Translation will be of interest to students and researchers of Literary Translation and Translation Studies. Additional resources for Translation and Interpreting Studies are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal:

An Author s Mind

Such is the present hunger for this kind of reading, that it would be diffidence, not presumption, in the merest schoolboy to ... or any how, I may—notwithstanding all present obscurities that intervene—wake one of these fine mornings, ...

Author: M. Tupper

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732637607

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Reproduction of the original: An Author ́s Mind by M. Tupper