Authorial Intention

What is the role of an author’s intent in the interpretation of texts? As J. K. Rowling has weighed in on the details of the latest Harry Potter film (currently in production), this has been used to illustrate the broader interpretative issue, from the Constitution to the Bible.

Let me also share the Free Rice web site, which will donate a tiny amount of food to the poor via the UN for each word you can correctly define. Thanks to Iyov for pointing this out.

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