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The author imago: addressing a lacuna in hermeneutic applications of the Author-figure

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posted on 19.08.2020, 03:10 by Megan Blake
I propose that literary theory should recognise the individual mental image of the author that each reader has, and use it to understand the different ways in which readers interpret the same text. I argue that this figure does not currently exist in theory, but that both professional and amateur interpreters use it, even unconsciously.

History

Principal supervisor

Peter Lewis Groves

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

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