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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


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


Cultural Critique and the End of Genius: Barthes, Sartre

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the gradual discrediting of the notion of genius. In France in the 1950s, contemporaneously with the Minou Drouet affair, it became the object of a powerful cultural critique ... More


Introduction

in Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318436
eISBN:
9781846317866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318436.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the four lecture courses given by Roland Barthes at the Collège de France 1977 and 1980. This volume examines Barthes' ... More


Barthes's Heretical Teaching

in Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318436
eISBN:
9781846317866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318436.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the teaching techniques of Roland Barthes. It analyzes the impact on his dual status as an intellectual marginal to the university system, and as a professor at the most elite ... 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


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


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


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


La Préparation du roman: The Novel and the Fragment

in Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318436
eISBN:
9781846317866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318436.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' La Préparation du roman lecture series at the Collège de France. It explains that the first Préparation du roman course subtitled De la vie à l'oeuvre (December ... 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


The Return of the Diary in Barthes’s ‘Vita Nova’

Sam Ferguson

in Diaries Real and Fictional in Twentieth-Century French Writing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198814535
eISBN:
9780191852121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814535.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines a moment when the literary avant-garde returned to diary-writing and the writing subject, by focusing on Roland Barthes’s experiments with the diary (journal intime). These ... 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


Comment vivre ensemble, Le Neutre and their Context

in Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318436
eISBN:
9781846317866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318436.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' lectures at the Collège de France called Comment vivre ensemble and Le Neutre. It analyzes Barthes' treatment and organisation of his material and discusses how ... More


Japonisme and Minimal Existence in the Cours

in Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318436
eISBN:
9781846317866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318436.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' lectures at the Collège de France titled Cours. It explains that in this lecture Barthes described haiku as leading to an aesthetic experience which overcomes ... More


Narrativity and the French Perspective

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to French critics whose work can be aligned in some degree or other with the author's own conceptual approach. The chapter is divided into two sections. The first section ... More


A Lover's Reply (to Roland Barthes's A Lover's Discourse)

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Roland Barthes's book, A Lover's Discourse, is a classic confession of the pains of love. This chapter is an homage to the late great contemporary French thinker.


Roland Barthes's Obtuse, Sharp Meaning and the Responsibilities of Commentary

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes what might be called a Derridean reading of its most significant concept, the punctum, concentrating on The Pleasure of the Text and The Empire of Signs, which play a special ... More


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