The Death and Return of the Author
Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Dr. Sean Burke
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Death and Return of the Author by Dr. Sean Burke
Book DescriptionFor the late twentieth century, the death of the author assumed a significance analogous to the death of God one hundred years previously. In this now classic study, Sean Burke both provides the first detailed explanation of anti-authorialism and shows how, even taken on its own terms, the attempt to abolish the author is philosophically untenable. Rather than developing a traditionally humanist defence, Burke effectively out-theorises theory through rigorous readings which demonstrate that the concept of the author remained profoundly active even and especially as its disappearance was being articulated. The question of the author, he argues, is not a question within theory but the question of theory. Building on a substantially revised second edition, Burke further explores the challenges faced by an authorial theory that is 'still to come'. Prompted by the responses to the passing of Jacques Derrida in 2004, he revisits the enigmatic borderlines between life and work, life and (authorial) death. Features of the third edition: *A 5,000-word Preface which considers Derrida's legacy and the future of authorial theory *Two new chapters which submit the biographical and autobiographical to independent theoretical scrutiny *A fully updated bibliography
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748637119
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Sean Burke
Ethics of Writing, Paperback (September 2010)
The ethical question is the question of our times. Within critical theory, it has focused on the act of reading. This original and courageous study reverses the terms of inquiry to analyse the ethical composition of the act of writing.
Authorship, Paperback (April 1995)» View all books by Dr. Sean Burke
This anthology provides a solid theoretical base for all those encountering the 'author' debate for the first time. It presents key readings from the main writers on authorship, including pieces from Plato, Descartes, Shelley, Freud, T. S. Eliot, Sartre, Derrida, Foucault and Borges, and puts the authorship debates into historical context.
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Author Biography - Dr. Sean Burke
Sean Burke worked in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham for thirteen years, and has now retired. His academic publications include The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida (3rd edn, 2008), Authorship: From Plato to the Postmodern: A Reader (1995) and The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche (2008). His first novel, Deadwater (2002) has been published in France as Au bout des docks (2007). He is currently researching a study of discursive ethics in Plato, Levinas and Derrida.
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