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Author Jestrovic, Silvija, author
Title Performances of authorial presence and absence : the Author dies hard / by Silvija Jestrovic
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (ix, 209 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Adaptation in theatre and performance
Adaptation in theatre and performance
Note 1. Chapter 1: The Paradox of the Author's Death: an Introduction -- 2. Chapter 2: Author as a Heteroglossic Figure -- 3. Chapter 3: Embodiment and Textualization -- 4. Chapter 4: Performing the Self -- 5. Chapter 5: Resurrection as Adaptation: (Re)Makes, Deconstructions and the Gun -- 6. Chapter 6: The Author is Present -- 7. Chapter 7: The Artist is (Meaningfully) Absent -- 8. Chapter 8: Coda: In Other Deaths
This book takes Roland Barthes's famous proclamation of 'The Death of the Author' as a starting point to investigate concepts of authorial presence and absence on various levels of text and performance. By offering a new understanding of 'the author' as neither a source of unquestioned authority nor an obsolete construct, but rather as a performative figure, the book illuminates wide-ranging aesthetic and political aspects of 'authorial death' by asking: how is the author constructed through cultural and political imaginaries and erasures, intertextual and intertheatrical references, re-performances and self-referentiality? And what are the politics and ethics of these constructions?
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Barthes, Roland. Death of the author
Theater -- Philosophy
Authorship -- Philosophy
Theatre and Performance Studies
Literary Theory
Literary History
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