The famous 'author function' of Michel Foucault (1969) has settled the question for at least one generation. It meets with the process of modernity: always correlated to his or her work, the author is indissociable from the order of discourse and of the manner this function develops throughout history. Still, the stakes involved remain open to discussion and deserve to be taken up again in the light of more recent perspectives. Hence, this article proposes to reread the author function, beyond the textualist positions, within the general framework of a critique of culture, by highlighting the dialectic between control and liberation that animates it, as well as the epistemological and ethical choices that intermingle within.
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|