Emmie (angearia) wrote,
Emmie
angearia

meta: if authorial intent dies in a fire, does anyone even notice?

I have this button called "Authorial Intent" and whenever someone pushes that button to dismiss a reader's interpretation or to question the value of even bothering to offer interpretation, it sends me off into a tailspin of discourse on the value of authorial intent and the reader's participation in the process of creating meaning in fiction. So, you know, disclaimer.

not even the author knows the answerCollapse )
Tags: authorial intent, meta, writing
Subscribe

  • The Chicago Code

    I've been watching Tim Minear's new show The Chicago Code (created by Shawn Ryan who also created The Shield). I like it. It reminds me a bit of…

  • It's a Wonderful Glee Life

    This is a Glee appreciation post. Also, this is my only Glee icon and I'm too lazy to find another one. Deal with it. Okay. I know there's a lot of…

  • May I present Kalinda Sharma

    This is why you should be watching "The Good Wife". Now, any other time you see a woman wiling out on a car, it's because her boyfriend…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 53 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →

  • The Chicago Code

    I've been watching Tim Minear's new show The Chicago Code (created by Shawn Ryan who also created The Shield). I like it. It reminds me a bit of…

  • It's a Wonderful Glee Life

    This is a Glee appreciation post. Also, this is my only Glee icon and I'm too lazy to find another one. Deal with it. Okay. I know there's a lot of…

  • May I present Kalinda Sharma

    This is why you should be watching "The Good Wife". Now, any other time you see a woman wiling out on a car, it's because her boyfriend…