Intention and Interpretation: A Short History
Should we take the author’s intention into account when interpreting literature? The question has been a subject of fierce debate since the 1940s that shows no signs of abating. The notion of authorial intent, however, has a historical depth that is often overlooked in this debate. This book provides this missing history of authorial intent from Classical Greece to the present day.
KeywordsAuthorial intention; intentional fallacy; field theory; law and literature
ISBN9783110767858, 9783110761412, 9783110767926
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2022
Literature: history & criticism
Literary studies: general