The question is, therefore, how can literary criticism

maintain its Arnoldian function of identifying the best which

has been thought and said, when literary discourse itself has been

decentered by deconstructing the traditional concept of the author, of “authority”?


Rodney Wainwright’s paralyzing question in Lodge’s Small World (1984)


Ann Klages’s summary of Foucault’s “What Is an Author?”

Paul Bové on discourse in Foucault’s “What Is an Author?”

“Author” from the Bedford Glossary

Alternate ending/translation to “What Is an Author?”


Student Protests, Paris, May 1968