FROM SINGULARITY TO MULTIPLICITY: THE POWER CYCLE OF AUTHORSHIP. BETWEEN SUBMISSION AND SUBVERSION
The present article is dedicated to the guiding theme of “Collective Authorship” in its diverse contexts and notional meanings. Mapping the intellectual stakes and conceptual propositions of recent scholarship represents one of the main aims of the paper. Focusing on two important junctures, the historical perspective is complemented by a state of the art review covering several disciplinary fields. Finally, I will define two types of authorship: submissive and subversive. Authorship studies are undergoing major changes today, marking the shift from the romantic understanding of the author towards the construction of what I’ve called an authorial ecosystem which, in its turn, can be understood as being part of a larger (and circular) dynamic entity.
Keywords: submissive authorship, subversive authorship, collective authorship, community, collaboration, cooperation, multiplicity, anonymity, power cycle.