Peter Wollen on Authorship


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.

LINK HERE: 162.W10/readings/wollen.auteur.pd

Leila Nassereldein

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