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Theory 1: Authorship and Intentionality

General further reading on literary theory

Barry, Peter, Beginning Theory: an introduction to literary and cultural theory (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009)

Bennett, Andrew and Nicholas Royle, Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory (Harlow: Prentice Hall, 1995; second edition 1999)

Cuddon, J A, Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (London: Penguin, 1998)

Rappaport, Herman, The literary theory toolkit [electronic resource] : a compendium of concepts and methods (Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Available via the library catalogue.

Further reading on Authorship and Intentionality

Barthes, Roland, 'La mort de l'auteur', in Le Bruissement de la langue (Paris : Éditions du Seuil, 1984), pp. 61-67. Available on Strategies course extracts page here:

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Boozer, Jack, ed., Authorship in Film Adaptation (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008)

Burke, Séan, 'Introduction: Reconstructing the Author', in Authorship: From Plato to the Postmodern: A Reader, ed. Séan Burke (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1995), pp. xv–xxx

--------------, The Death and the Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998)

Caughie, John, ed., Theories of Authorship: A Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 1981)

Foucault, Michel, 'Qu'est-ce qu'un auteur?', in Dits et écrits 1954-1988 : I 1954-1969, ed. Daniel Defert, François Ewald and Jacques Lagrange (Paris: Gallimard, 1994), pp. 789-821

Greene, Virginie, ed., The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literature (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Hadjiafxendi, Kyriaki and Polina Mackay, eds, Authorship in Context: From the Theoretical to the Material (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Larmarque, Peter, The Intentional Fallacy’ in Literary Theory and Criticism: The Oxford Guide (Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 177 – 186. You can read the entire chapter on Google books at: It is also available in hard copy from the library.

Wimsatt Jr., William K., The Verbal Icon: Studies in the Meaning of Poetry and two preliminary essays written in collaboration with Monroe C. Beardsley (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1954)