Authorial Intention in Literary Hermeneutics: On Two American Theories

Miscelánea, Vol. 12, pp. 61-92, 1991

27 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011

Date Written: 1991

Abstract

This paper is a critical examination of two antithetical theories on the role of authorial intention in the criticism and interpretation of literature: the New Critics' "intentional fallacy" and E. D. Hirsch's historicist objectivism. A third way is put forward: a regulative objectivism which emerges as a a result of critical debate.

Keywords: Interpretation, Hermeneutics, Criticism, Intention, Literary criticism, Intentionality, Authorship, Meaning

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Authorial Intention in Literary Hermeneutics: On Two American Theories (1991). Miscelánea, Vol. 12, pp. 61-92, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1737206

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

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