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Barthes: A Lover's (Internet) Discourses

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to the work of Roland Barthes, outlining his theories of textual interpretation — his theories of myth and code — as a basis for understanding his reflections on lover's ... More


Harry Berger's Genius: Porting Pleasure in the Bower of Bliss

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Genius's semblaunce is something that is pleasing but does not please, obviously makes him one of the usual suspects for what Berger calls the “conspicuous irrelevance” of a mismatched trope. If ... More


Östlund’s Play – Between Assault and Unease

Nikolaj Lübecker

in The Feel-Bad Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748697977
eISBN:
9781474412209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697977.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This short section demonstrates that Ruben Östlund’s film Play combines the logics of assault (analysed in the first chapter) with those of unease (analysed in the second chapter). Furthermore, it ... More


Introduction

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

It is often said that Barthes was allergic to film, that he didn’t like the movies. Marie Gil, one of Barthes’ biographers, speaks of his inability to “understand” cinema. But the term Barthes used ... More


A Degraded Spectacle

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Alongside the celebrated essays on wrestling and steak-frites, the Tour de France, and laundry detergent—“l’euphorie d’Omo”—that make up Roland Barthes’ Mythologies, we find a surprising number of ... More


Refresh the Perception of the World

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

A favorite target for the demystifier, cinema at the same time allows Barthes to have a unique encounter with the world, to see people and things in a way that no other medium would let him. One ... More


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