Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

Author: Lucy O'Meara

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781781388273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and the OAPEN library. Roland Barthes at the Collège de France studies the four lecture courses given by Barthes in Paris between 1977 and 1980. This study, the first full-length account of this material, places Barthes’s teaching within institutional, intellectual and personal contexts. Analysing the texts and recordings of Comment vivre ensemble, Le Neutre and La Préparation du roman I et II in tandem with Barthes’s 1970s output, the book brings together for the first time all the strands of Barthes’s activity as writer, teacher and public intellectual. Theoretically wide-ranging in scope, Lucy O’Meara’s study focuses particularly on Barthes’s pedagogical style, addressing how his wilfully un-magisterial teaching links to the anti-systematic, anti-dogmatic goals of the rest of his work. Barthes’s methodology sought to negotiate the balance between singularity and universality, and central to this endeavour are aesthetic thought and techniques of essayism and fragmentation. Barthes’s strategies are here linked to broad intellectual influences, from the legacies of Montaigne, Kant, Schlegel and Adorno to the contemporary intellectual trends which Barthes sought to evade, and his attraction towards Eastern philosophies such as Zen and Tao. Barthes’s lectures discuss ideal forms of community life, ‘neutral’ modes of discourse and behaviour, and the idea of writing a novel. His consideration of these fantasies involves a profound exploration of the nature of literary creation, social interaction, subjectivity, and the possibility of a universal particular. Roland Barthes at the Collège de France reassesses the critical and ethical priorities of Barthes’s work in the decade before his death, demonstrating the vitally affirmative core of Barthes’s late thought.
Roland Barthes at the Collège de France
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Lucy O'Meara
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-07 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and the OAPEN library. Roland Barthes at the Collège de France studies the four lecture courses given by Barthes in Paris between 1977 and 1980. This study, the first full-length account of this material, places
Unconsolable Contemporary
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Paul Rabinow
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-19 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In Unconsolable Contemporary Paul Rabinow continues his explorations of "a philosophic anthropology of the contemporary." Defining the contemporary as a moving ratio in which the modern becomes historical, Rabinow shows how an anthropological ethos of the contemporary can be realized by drawing on the work of art historians, cultural critics,
Archaeology and Photography
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lesley McFadyen, Dan Hicks
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Does a photograph freeze a moment of time? What does it mean to treat a photographic image as an artefact? In the visual culture of the 21st century, do new digital and social forms change the status of photography as archival or objective – or are they revealing something more
Roland Barthes' Cinema
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Philip Watts
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Roland Barthes' Cinema offers the first systematic English-language critical treatment of Barthes' writing on cinema, reassessing the relevance of his work for a new generation of readers and filmgoers.
The Afterlives of Roland Barthes
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Neil Badmington
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Roland Barthes – the author of such enduringly influential works as Mythologies and Camera Lucida - was one of the most important cultural critics of the post-war era. Since his death in 1980, new writings have continued to be discovered and published. The Afterlives of Roland Barthes is the first