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roland barthes contemporary french culture

16:420:505:E1 – Roland Barthes (Contemporary French Culture)/ 3 Credits/Taught in English

June 27 – August 5 / Online synchronous

MTWTh 1:00-2:50 PM

Prof. Andrew Parker (French/Comp Lit)

This course surveys the singular career of Roland Barthes (1915- 1980), whose writings include literary criticism and theory,
semiotics, sociology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, photography, autobiography, travelogue, and (last but not least) the writing of fiction. More than 40 years after his death, Barthes continues to influence contemporary French culture and, more generally, humanists and artists across the globe. What made Barthes so fascinating, then as well as now? Discussion in English, readings in French and English.

Open to advanced undergraduates and students in a MA/MAT/PhD program.

 

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