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Title: De ene schrijver is de andere niet: Het beeld van de auteur in een functionalistische perspectief
Authors: de Geest, Dirk
Keywords: literary history
author
functionalism
Dutch literature
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English
Citation: Werkwinkel vol. 8(1), 2013, pp. 45-63
Abstract: The present article articulates a functional perspective on the author as a central category in literary historiography. Taking as its starting point the common practices in Dutch literary historiography the paradoxes surrounding the authorial function -- even in so-called postmodern histories -- are analyzed. Authors remain a central dimension of literature and hence of its scholarly study, although the ‘death of the author’ has been claimed time and again. The present article does not plead for a further death or, alternately, a clear resurrection of the author. Rather it argues for an meticulous analysis of the authorial category as a crucial discursive category, which can be both analyzed and thematized in a Foucaldian way. A number of topics in relation to this discursivefunctionalist approach to literature are presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10593/13687
ISSN: 1896-3307
Appears in Collections:Werkwinkel, 2013, vol. 8(1)

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