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Re: Authorial Intention
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2028  Tuesday, 8 October 2002

[1]     From:   R.A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Monday, 07 Oct 2002 11:58:53 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2016 Re: Authorial Intention

[2]     From:   Claude Caspar <
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        Date:   Monday, 7 Oct 2002 15:01:48 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2016 Re: Authorial Intention


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From:           R.A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Monday, 07 Oct 2002 11:58:53 -0500
Subject: 13.2016 Re: Authorial Intention
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2016 Re: Authorial Intention

>Those of us arguing that authorial intentions are unrecoverable are, of
>course, referring to non-contingent authorial intentions.
>
>The notion that authorial intent is meaningless is obviously wrong if
>authors have intentions.  The real problem is the formidability of
>discovering those intentions.
>
>Some sort
>of authorial presence is conjecturally introduced by such rudimentary
>observations.
>
>Authorial intention is a problem, one we have to deal with.  We should
>not ignore it (as in 

 

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