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: Neutral Mourning

John Paul Ricco

in The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, Roland Barthes’ book on photography Camera Lucida, is read alongside his lectures at the College de France on The Neutral and The Preparation of the Novel, in order to argue for the ... More


Counter-Censorship

Nicholas Harrison

in Circles of Censorship: Censorship and its Metaphors in French History, Literature, and Theory

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159094
eISBN:
9780191673481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159094.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his book on Sade, Roland Barthes expresses that the greatest type of subversion or counter-censorship does not necessarily bring shocks to the law, the police, or to public opinion. Instead, it ... More


The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

François Noudelmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book engages the musicality of Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Roland Barthes, all of whom were amateur piano players and acute lovers of the medium. Though piano playing was a ... More


Vocation, Regime, and the Production of Literature: Max Jacob and Roland Barthes

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the history of the idea of the literary vocation first as the overwhelming compulsion to write as described by Rilke and, second in terms of the practical organization of ... More


The Piano Touches Me

François Noudelmann

in The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines how Roland Barthes affirmed the radical difference between playing and discussing music yet wrote about his own piano playing. Barthes played the piano daily; he was also a ... More


Structuralism in Retrospect

Howard Felperin

in Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128960
eISBN:
9780191671746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Within the history of literary criticism, the year 1966 may well come to be regarded, if not as miraculous or apocalyptic, at least as auspicious of that crisis from which the institution has not yet ... More


Losing the Listening Self in the Aural Other: Signifiance and World Music

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 deploys Julia Kristeva and Roland Barthes’s term signifiance to further theorize the desire that drives the listener to world music. This is a desire that works counter to signification or ... More


Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' gloss on Charles Clifford's nineteenth-century photograph “Alhambra” in Camera Lucida and explores how, via this image, Barthes conjures up an alternative model ... More


Displacing Barthes: Self, Other and the Theorist's Uneasy Belonging

in Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality: The Anxiety of Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312304
eISBN:
9781846316166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316166.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the writing of Roland Barthes. It begins with a reflection on the exile of the mythologue in Mythologies, and goes on to contrast the jubilant fantasies of L'Empire des signes ... More


The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

John Paul Ricco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Based upon his reading of the contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy on sense, aesthetics and ethics, in this book John Paul Ricco argues that separation is the archi-spatiality or ... More


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