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Roland Barthes and the Invention of Modernity


April 29 | La Maison Française | NYC

With Bernard Comment

The work of Roland Barthes, the French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic, influenced schools of theory including semiotics, existentialism, Marxism, and poststructuralism. Don’t miss this special lecture about the constant innovation and “scandal” of Barthes’s books by Swiss-born French author, editor, filmmaker, and critic Bernard Comment.

Co-sponsored by La Maison Française of NYU

• Entire event (1:03:20)

• View the photo gallery on Flickr

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• Shaun Randol:
And so I dive head first into the PEN World Voices Festival with a lecture on Roland Barthes, a French “literary theorist, philosopher, and critic” and influencer of many –isms (modernism, existentialism, Marxism, post-structuralism, and surely a few more). [More]

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