Category Archives: Roland Barthes

Michael Wood and Adam Shatz, The Theory Truce, LRB conversations (podcast)

Michael Wood and Adam Shatz, The Theory Truce, LRB conversations (podcast) Michael Wood talks to Adam Shatz about critical theory, its origins, developments and various diversions, and where it stands today. The conversation marks the publication of the eighth volume … Continue reading

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Books received – Sartre, Mbembe, Guedez, Lefebvre, Gil, Eiland and Jennings

Sartre’s Search for a Method and two books by Achille Mbembe for teaching; Annie Guédez’s early study of Foucault, which relates him to psychology; the new edition of Lefebvre’s Rhythmanlaysis; and two biographies – Marie Gil on Roland Barthes and Howard Eiland … Continue reading

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‘Le Temps musical’ video – Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Roland Barthes, Jean-Claude Risset, Gerald Bennett, Michel Decoust, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze

Many thanks to all who commented on Twitter and Facebook on yesterday’s photo – especially Alistair Leadbetter and Rangel Luis Manuel. From left to right, the people are Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Roland Barthes, Jean-Claude Risset, Gerald Bennett, Michel Decoust, Michel … Continue reading

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Boulez, Barthes… Foucault and Deleuze – who else is in the photo?

Yesterday I posted this picture on Twitter, asking who the three middle figures were – left to right, Boulez, Barthes, ?, ?, ?, Foucault and Deleuze. The photo was taken from Monoskop, which says it was taken at IRCAM, Paris, … Continue reading

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Roland Barthes’s ‘Mythologies’: A 60th Anniversary Invitation

Roland Barthes’s ‘Mythologies’: A 60th Anniversary Invitation In 1957, the French literary theorist Roland Barthes (1915-1980) published Mythologies (Seuil, 1957), his most influential book, and perhaps one of the best-known books written by a 20th century French thinker. The book was a collection of … Continue reading

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