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Death of the Author                                    +                           What Is An Author?Thursday, January 17,...
Roland Barthes                           1915 - 1980                           French                           Structural...
Linguist                Semiotician                Literary theorist                CriticThursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
Materiality of                     “Death of the Author”Thursday, January 17, 13
Often cited as 1968Thursday, January 17, 13
Initial publication: 1967Thursday, January 17, 13
Mai 68Thursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
“revolutionary spirit”Thursday, January 17, 13
late 1967                           is not quite                            May 1968Thursday, January 17, 13
materiality of the textThursday, January 17, 13
“La mort de l’auteur”                               Manteia, 1968Thursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
“The Death of the Author”            Aspen 5+6Thursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
So, what do                           we have here?Thursday, January 17, 13
Michel FoucaultThursday, January 17, 13
no, waitThursday, January 17, 13
Michel Foucault                           1926 - 1984                           French                           Post-stru...
“The main interest in life and work                  is to become someone else that                   you were not in the ...
Literary critic                Theorist                Historian of ideasThursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
“What is an Author?”                              1969 lectureThursday, January 17, 13
1977Thursday, January 17, 13
Thursday, January 17, 13
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Barthes & Foucault: Background

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Basic background on authors of "Death of the Author" and "What is An Author?" from a Rhet/Comp perspective.

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  1. 1. Death of the Author + What Is An Author?Thursday, January 17, 13
  2. 2. Roland Barthes 1915 - 1980 French Structuralist Post-structuralistThursday, January 17, 13
  3. 3. Linguist Semiotician Literary theorist CriticThursday, January 17, 13
  4. 4. Thursday, January 17, 13
  5. 5. Materiality of “Death of the Author”Thursday, January 17, 13
  6. 6. Often cited as 1968Thursday, January 17, 13
  7. 7. Initial publication: 1967Thursday, January 17, 13
  8. 8. Mai 68Thursday, January 17, 13
  9. 9. Thursday, January 17, 13
  10. 10. “revolutionary spirit”Thursday, January 17, 13
  11. 11. late 1967 is not quite May 1968Thursday, January 17, 13
  12. 12. materiality of the textThursday, January 17, 13
  13. 13. “La mort de l’auteur” Manteia, 1968Thursday, January 17, 13
  14. 14. Thursday, January 17, 13
  15. 15. “The Death of the Author” Aspen 5+6Thursday, January 17, 13
  16. 16. Thursday, January 17, 13
  17. 17. Thursday, January 17, 13
  18. 18. So, what do we have here?Thursday, January 17, 13
  19. 19. Michel FoucaultThursday, January 17, 13
  20. 20. no, waitThursday, January 17, 13
  21. 21. Michel Foucault 1926 - 1984 French Post-structuralist Postmodernist (depending on who you ask)Thursday, January 17, 13
  22. 22. “The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”Thursday, January 17, 13
  23. 23. Literary critic Theorist Historian of ideasThursday, January 17, 13
  24. 24. Thursday, January 17, 13
  25. 25. Thursday, January 17, 13
  26. 26. Thursday, January 17, 13
  27. 27. “What is an Author?” 1969 lectureThursday, January 17, 13
  28. 28. 1977Thursday, January 17, 13
  29. 29. Thursday, January 17, 13
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