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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


Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

William Cloonan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Frères Ennemis focuses on Franco-American tensions as portrayed in works of literature. An Introduction is followed by nine chapters, each centred on a French or American literary text which shows ... More


Introduction: A Clash of the Comparable

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The Introduction explains that this study will focus on close readings of selected French and German novels to indicate the evolution and devolution of Franco-American images of each other. Roland ... More


Transmythologies

Maria Voyatzaki

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Maria Voyatzaki begins by dwelling on the question: if technical, material objects are inorganic, organised beings, possessing their own dynamics that give to matter the hallmark of vital activity ... 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


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


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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