Theory snippet: Translation

Why is it so hard to say what you mean? Why won’t others understand you, and vice versa? George Steiner suggests that by looking at communcation as an act of Translation, we can see more closely what happens. And what might go wrong.

Death of the Author Roland Barthes

Theory Snippet: Death of the Author

Death of the Author, what does that mean? In this first Theory Snippet I attempt to explain what Roland Barthes’ essay ‘The Death of the Author’ intended, and how it is relevant when trying to separate Art from the Artist.