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Post-Structuralist Criticism

FOUCAULT -- In well-received presentations and journal publications, Michel Foucault challenged the privileged status of authors and creatives. He attacked the aloofness of major writers and artists. His challenge pointed to a range of modern artists, including van Gogh and Jackson Pollock. Foucault's challenge arose during the Structuralist influence which passed across French thought in the 1960s. Thinkers as diverse as Lacan, Althusser, and Barthes all questioned the concept of the author. In th Mass Communications and Culture class, we read some of the original critique of "the author" in a translation of a talk given at the Société Francaise de Philosophie, and first published in the Bulletin de la Société Française de Philosophie, no. 63, Paris, 169.

Josue Harari -- Textual Strategies: Perspectives in Post-Structuralist Criticism.