Following on from last week’s post on Peter Wollen’s association with the S.I, I will today be sharing some illuminating materials on Authorship. Authorship is explored in the above link as a conversation between Peter Wollen and artist Kathy Acker. Acker’s critical goal is to decentralise the ownership of authorship; the recoding illuminates the complexities of who is speaking through whom in the novel ‘Don Quixote’.
Additionally, I will be sharing ‘Chapter Two: The Auteur Theory’ from Peter Wollen’s 1969 book Signs and Meaning in the Cinema. The chapter explores the notion of the Auteur through directors Howard Hawks and John Ford.