Why Artists Should Get Political

Neilsen, Philip (2003) Why Artists Should Get Political. Why Artists Should Get Political, p. 7.

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This article analyses the recent phenomenon of very high profile international creative authors such as novelists making an intervention as social commentators upon political and social issues, apparently contradicting the 'death of the author' theory which questions the stable identity or agency of authors.

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ID Code: 21249
Item Type: Review
Refereed: No
Location: From date: To date:
Keywords: author, politics, commentary, post-modernism, intervention
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Philip Neilsen
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2009 23:53
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:53

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