Questions tagged [michel-foucault]

Questions about the works of the French philosopher, historian of ideas and literary critic Michel Foucault (1926 – 1984).

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Evidence that "What is an author?" and "The death of the author" had a bombshell effect?

The French Wikipedia article about Roland Barthes has a section on the literary critic's essay "The death of the author" containing the following statement: Conjugué à la conférence de ...
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What does this line about Foucault's job being to "historicize discourse and textualize history" mean?

I found a line in my book which says something like this: Michael Foucault's main job is to historicize discourse and textualize history. The context of this quote is the following (from a course ...
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