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Picturing Barthes: The Photographic Construction of Authorship

Kathrin Yacavone

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Despite his infamous thesis of the ‘death of the author’ in the 1960s, in the last decade of his life, Roland Barthes developed a conception of authorship that brings together textual and ... More


Free Play and Childhood from The Gift to Ada

Thomas Karshan

in Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Over the course of the 1930s, Nabokov's writing moves ever closer to the terrifying prospect of play without rules. The fifth chapter is about free play and childhood in the 1940s and 1950s, and ... More


Copyright and the Death/Life of the Choreographer

Anthea Kraut

in Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter assesses the two major choreographic copyright cases that have gone to trial since the passage of the 1976 Copyright Act. In Horgan v. Macmillian, Inc. (1986), an appeals court judge ... More


Introduction: The Artist as Author

Christa Noel Robbins

in Artist as Author: Action and Intent in Late-Modernist American Painting

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226752952
eISBN:
9780226753003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753003.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Beginning with an account of Jack Tworkov’s large Abstract Expressionist painting, Barrier IV, hanging over a raucous event organized by John Cage in 1967, this introduction challenges narratives of ... More


Artist as Author: Action and Intent in Late-Modernist American Painting

Christa Noel Robbins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226752952
eISBN:
9780226753003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753003.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The first extended study of authorship in twentieth-century abstract painting in the US, this book describes how artists and critics used the medium of painting to advance their own claims about the ... More


Conclusion: Gridlocked

Christa Noel Robbins

in Artist as Author: Action and Intent in Late-Modernist American Painting

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226752952
eISBN:
9780226753003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753003.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This concluding chapter looks at the function of the grid in relation to authorial intention. Analyzing Agnes Martin’s highly personal use of the grid, alongside Rosalind Krauss’s description of the ... More


The Author

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of the great themes of late twentieth-century literary criticism was the so-called “death of the author”. This chapter explores the ways in which Roth both draws upon, and exposes the limitations ... More


From Author–God to Textual Communion

Eleftheria Ioannidou

in Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames: Rewriting Tragedy 1970-2005

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199664115
eISBN:
9780191833380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664115.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The fourth chapter discusses hybrid plays that unsettle the distinction between translation and adaptation. The chapter relates this mode of rewriting to the idea of the death of the Author, coined ... More


Don Juan and the Romantic Fragment

William H. Galperin

in The History of Missed Opportunities: British Romanticism and the Emergence of the Everyday

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503600195
eISBN:
9781503603103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600195.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Along with the repetition of days that it mimes as an endless conversation, Don Juan is additionally representative in the way a missed opportunity (the Byron marriage) is recognized and honored by ... More


Introduction

Nora Goldschmidt and Barbara Graziosi

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction sheds light on the reception of classical poetry by focusing on the materiality of the poets’ bodies and their tombs. It outlines four sets of issues, or commonplaces, that govern ... More


The Myth of Unoriginality

Darren Hudson Hick

in Artistic License: The Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226460109
eISBN:
9780226460383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460383.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on one of the fundamental notions central to copyright—originality—which has been the subject of prolonged skepticism in a number of arenas. In the chapter, I focus on and work ... More


Introduction

Terence Cave and Deirdre Wilson (eds)

in Reading Beyond the Code: Literature and Relevance Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198794776
eISBN:
9780191836268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794776.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After initial remarks on the relations between literature, language, and communication, the Introduction outlines the main assumptions of relevance theory, explaining the distinctions between coded ... More


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