‘To Write: An Intransitive Verb?’ & Discussion : 19th October 1966 (Baltimore, USA) : Roland Barthes

by Julia Evans on October 19, 1966

Presented at an international symposium, entitled ‘The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man’, at The Johns Hopkins Center, Baltimore, USA, on 18th – 21stOctober 1966.

Presenter: Roland Barthes

Description of Roland Barthes as in 1970

Roland Barthes: is at present Directeur d’Études in the VIe Section of the École Pratique des Hautes Études, where he conducts seminars on “semio-criticism and the sociology of signs, symbols, and collective representations.” His early essays in ‘Combat’ were published in ‘Le Degré zero de l’écriture’, a landmark in contemporary criticism. He was also one of the founders of Théâtre Populaire and an early champion of Brecht in France. During the first term of 1967-68, he was a visiting professor at The Johns Hopkins University. He also participated in the Continuing Seminars under the Ford Grant.

Title: To Write: An Intransitive Verb? & Discussion (Barthes & Todorov):

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All the contributions to this symposium are published in : ‘The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man : the Structuralist Controversy’ : 18th to 21st October 1966 (Baltimore, USA) : Richard Macksey & Eugenio Donato (Eds) : The Johns Hopkins Press Baltimore and London: 1970

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Julia Evans 

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London


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