Tag: Foucault

The changing fortunes of the ‘author’, ‘reader’, and ‘text’ in English literary criticism

But by the time the Postmodernists come on board at the end of the 20th century, meaning has become so relational and provisional that it – as well as the authors and readers who would try to pin it down – all but (happily) disappears.

If a rose is a rose then why isn’t an Author an author?

Bassoff (78) likens Stein’s argument to that made by Jacques Derrida suggesting that the meaning of a text is constantly being produced or developed in the sense that there is always ‘something to be added afterwards.”

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