Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
Control is a central issue in any text: does the author's intention or the reader's interpretation better explain the resulting meaning of the text? This question has long been the subject of debate among textual theorists; this essay proposes a middle ground, namely that the author and the reader engage in a collaborative effort to make meaning in a text.
Hartmann, Melissa Bakeman, "Blurred relationships: The factual fiction of John Edgar Wideman" (2003). Theses Digitization Project. 2166.