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Introduction: Roland Barthes, an Interdisciplinary Subject

Diana Knight (ed.)

in Interdisciplinary Barthes: Proceedings of the British Academy • 228

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The disciplinary range of Barthes’s work is unusually diverse, as is that of its reception. An energetic contributor to the human sciences in postwar France, Barthes is credited with a pivotal role ... More


Barthes’s Frenchness

Philippe Roger

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Barthes doesn’t think in terms of identity, even less national identity, yet amongst his contemporaries (the ‘French theorists’) his writing seems the most ‘French’. He admits this somewhat ... More


Time and Space: Barthes and the Discourse of History

Maria O’sullivan

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In Roland Barthes’s ‘Michelet, l’histoire et la mort’ (1951), Michelet’s linear journey through centuries of French history is contrasted with the panoramic ‘tableau’ that holds together, in a moment ... More


Picturing Barthes: The Photographic Construction of Authorship

Kathrin Yacavone

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Despite his infamous thesis of the ‘death of the author’ in the 1960s, in the last decade of his life, Roland Barthes developed a conception of authorship that brings together textual and ... More


Intellectual Background

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 4, ‘Intellectual Background’, attempts to reconstruct the intellectual background which informed the historians' mindset and argues that the vantage point of such study must be their own ... More


Vital Instabilities

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter opens with a discussion of France's own grand historian Jules Michelet and his works on the beauty and sublimity of the nonhuman world. L'Oiseau (1856), L'Insecte (1857), La Mer (1861), ... More


Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Jurgen Pieters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book deals with the special power of literary texts to put us in contact with the past. A large number of authors, coming from different ages, have described this power in terms of ‘the ... More


The Rediscovery of the Renaissance Michelet and Quinet

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When in 1855 Jules Michelet opened his seventh volume of the Histoire de France, Renaissance, he was determined to show that the Renaissance was a triumphant moment in the progressive evolution of ... More


The Fear of an Apocalyptic Year 1000: Augustinian Historiography, Medieval and Modern

Richard Landes

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In the 1901 issue of the American Historical Review, George Lincoln Burr published an article in which he summarized for American historians a new consensus among their European colleagues that there ... More


The Rediscovery of the Eternal Evangel

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

The burden of virtually all the early nineteenth-century visionaries — whatever their particular political or philosophical outlook — was the necessity of ‘religion’ in the approaching new era. They ... More


Universalism, the Nation, and Defeat

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins with an account of the manner in which France established her borders prior to 1789 and how the concept of the nation came to be understood. It next examines the universalism ... More


History, Revolution, and Terror

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The subject of this chapter is historical interpretations of the French Revolution and specifically of the reign of Terror from the time of the Revolution itself until the First World War. Beginning ... More


Writing the Nation: Historians and National Identities from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries

Patrick Geary

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Many nineteenth-century national historians, such as Alexandre Herculano, Cesare Balbo, François Guizot, Jules Michelet and Thomas Babington Macaulay, self-consciously created the deep past of their ... More


Hegel on the Proofs and the Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion

Robert R. Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198795223
eISBN:
9780191836527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795223.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel’s analysis of his culture identifies nihilistic tendencies in modernity—that is, the death of God and the end of philosophy. Philosophy and religion have both become hollowed out to such an ... More


Marine Bizarrerie: The Imaginative Biology of the Underwater Frontier

Margaret Cohen

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great variety and radical metamorphoses of aquatic life forms attracted huge fascination during the nineteenth century, in part because they defied familiar paradigms of development and progress. ... More


The Historical Shiver: Flaubert, Michelet and Keats

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the contributions of Michelet, Gustave Flaubert, and John Keats in the Romantic age. Flaubert felt connected to the depths of his soul with the people who paced the same ground ... More


The Sounds of Silence: Roland Barthes

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the work by Roland Barthes. The question that Barthes puts in the opening pages of La chambre claire (Camera Lucida) offers an apt illustration of the paradox which underlies ... More


Introduction

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book began with the persistent echo of a justly famous opening sentence by Stephen Greenblatt. This is: ‘I began with the desire to speak with the dead’. Ten simple words, joined together in a ... More


Foreshadowings of Auschwitz in Kafka’s Writings

J. Hillis Miller

in The Conflagration of Community: Fiction before and after Auschwitz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226527215
eISBN:
9780226527239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226527239.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Kafka’s The Trial and The Castle suggest a foreshadowing of Auschwitz. Under the aegis of Jules Michelet’s dictum, the chapter aims to show just how. In Kafka’s conversation with his friend Gustav ... More


Leaving Home

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter recounts the story of Anne Michelet, a dame entretenue. When she was fourteen years old, Anne Michelet traveled to Paris to find work, sharing a chambre garnie (furnished room) with a ... More


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