Questions tagged [roland-barthes]

For questions about the works of Roland Barthes (1915 – 1980) and his life as a writer and literary analyst. He is significant for having influenced many diverse schools of literary theory, such as semiotics and post-structuralism.

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Where did Jacques Derrida (or Roland Barthes) conclude that the entire premise of structuralism was hollow?

Roland Barthes (1915–1980) was an important French literary theorist and critic. The Wikipedia article about him provides a summary of his ideas, include his ideas about structuralism and its limits (...
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Evidence that "What is an author?" and "The death of the author" had a bombshell effect?

The French Wikipedia article about Roland Barthes has a section on the literary critic's essay "The death of the author" containing the following statement: Conjugué à la conférence de ...
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Whatever happened to Barthes' "science of literature"?

In Criticism and Truth (Critique et Vérité, 1966), Roland Barthes puts forward what we might call a manifesto for both a science of literature on the one hand, and of literary criticism on the other: ...
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Is Roland Barthes' s/z structuralist or post-structuralist?

In S/Z (1970) the French literary theorist Roland Barthes analysed Balzac's story Sarassine. Is his method of analysis structuralist or post-structuralist?
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What is meant by the reference to theology in The Death of The Author?

I'm looking to clarify how I should interpret the following passage from The Death of The Author by Roland Barthes: We know that a text does not consist of a line of words, releasing a single "...
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What magazines was Roland Barthes referring to in The Death of The Author?

The author still rules in manuals of literary history, in biographies of writers, in magazine interviews, and even in the awareness of literary men, anxious to unite, by their private journals, their ...