Jordan, Joseph P., 1976-
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
My honors thesis is an exercise in which I approach a singular work with three different theories on authorial intent and analyze how the author figure exists along with the work through the lens of each theory. After providing background for the discourse on authorial intention, I explore the theories of Michel Foucault, Alexander Nehamas, and Reed Way Dasenbrock and then demonstrate what each theory looks like in practice by applying each theory to Maxine Hong Kingston’s novel The Woman Warrior. I consider how the different theories fit together, where they differ, and how practical they are as standards of literary criticism.
Thank you, Dr. Stuart, for your support and guidance throughout this project, and thank you, Dr. Jordan, for contributing your thoughts and perspectives. I owe much to you both and am very grateful for your help.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. Woman warrior.--Criticism and interpretation
Literature in English, North America
ii, 42 leaves
Preston, Tyler M., "Authors as figures, functions, and persons: theories on intention" (2022). Honors Theses.