NOTES_Lecture 08_Fate of the Artist

NOTES_Lecture 08_Fate of the Artist - Fate of the Artist...

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Fate of the Artist Lecture 8 – 29 OCT 2008 Death of the author – Barthes o Distinguish between the narrator and the author o No control over its meaning, interpretation is free for all o The book is self-contained Recreation of the Odyssey and the Illyad o Was Homer the original o Where did they get their inspiration from Roland Barthes “The Death of the Author” (1967) We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single ‘theological’ meaning (the ‘message’ of the Author-God) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writing, none of them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture. No one is ever wholly original o Whether you like it or not, you will always draw your ideas from someone else The ‘text’ of our lives is drawn as living quotations from the innumerable cultures which produce and nourish us. Coming together of cultures that blend and clash and create something new, but aren’t
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENGLISH 235 taught by Professor Lesk during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto.

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