Re: Foucaul, Sartre and the formalist/structuralist projection
- Dear Andrea,
To give you a little hand, you shouldn't forget
something very important regading "What's an author?" as well as any other
text. What's important is where it was first published and why it was
published there and then. The article was first published on the French
magazine "Tel quel" (I hope I'm writing it correctly) right after Roland
Barthes had published his well known -and controverted by the way- article
"The death of the author". These kind of exchanges were somewhat common at
that time and on that magazine. You should read that article to get a brief
idea of what Foucault starting point was. In my opinion, you shouldn't see
that Foucault's article "killed" the previous positions. Why don't you
verify what remains (of the previous positions) in "What's and author"?
Does someone know the answer to this question?
I have been reading about Foucaul("What's an author?"),
about Sartre("What's Literature?", chapters 1 and 2)
and about the Formalist Projection("The Prison-house
of Language", Jameson,Fredric)
The fact is that I cannot get the answer .
In which way is Foucaul's position("What is an author?") an
overcoming of both the sartrean conception and the
What I understood is the following:
That with Foucaul, the sartrean and the
formalist projection were overcome, were defeated.
Foucaul 's position "killed" all the previous
conceptions. But what did Foucaul think to
cause this revolution?