This course will explore theories of authorship throughout history to the present with a view to enhancing students’ understanding of their own creative writing or artistic practice.  Works of literature (poems, novels, plays, etc.), religious scripture, music (including electronic music), cinema, video games and digital arts generally will be discussed.  The course will provide students with a foundational understanding of the ways in which texts have traditionally been attributed to authors, and how this attribution has affected both their composition and reception.


From Sacred Books to Sampling: Authorship in Creative Writing and Digital Arts