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    6 Critical Concepts We Can Learn From Star Wars

    The Star Wars franchise with its multiple writers, directors, producers, editions, spin-offs, canon, expanded universe, and fan fiction allows us to understand some basic concepts established in critical theory a long time ago in an academic world that is not so far, far away.

    The Director is the Author

    The Author is Dead

    Audiences participate in the creation of fictional worlds.

    Authorship is a property and can be sold.

    Authorial intent changes and can lead to multiple versions.

    Editorial choices should be foregrounded.

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