Essays Tagged: "Roland Barthes"

critical analysis of "Death of an Author" by Roland Barthes

The title to the story 'The Death of an Author,' by Roland Barthes, suggests this story may be a fictional novel about the story of an author's death. P ... n Author' that a story with such a powerful title would be a wordy, whimper of a passage.The author Roland Barthes is a brilliant writer, he is able to weave phrases and create new uses for verbs, nou ...

(3 pages) 65 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Is myth a type of speech?

we perceive as natural in our society. In Barthes' context myth does not refer to ancient myths. As Roland Barthes explains it, myth is a type of speech, a system of communication evoked to carry a me ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Film Language. In search of a definition. A linguistical approach.

nderstanding of "film semiotics" has its roots in the linguistic term of "semiotics". Its pioneers (Roland Barthes, Christian Metz and Umberto Eco) did not seek to answer the issue of the "essence" of ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

"The explanation of a work is always sought in the man or woman who produced it." (Roland Barthes) Why should we not look to authorial intention for meaning in literature?

Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a celebrated writer and theoretician, generally considered as one of ...

(7 pages) 97 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

To what extent do Renaissance texts raise specific problems of reading?

s did not take this opportunity so we are unable to be sure of how their plays should be performed. Roland Barthes opposed looking to authorial intent writing, 'It is language that speaks not the auth ... hy:M.H. Abrams, 'The Norton anthology of English Literature', Seventh Edition, Volume 1, London 2000Roland Barthes, 'Death of the Author',Bradbrook, Muriel C. 'Shakespeare in His Context: The Constell ...

(7 pages) 47 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is a historical context and can texts be explained or enriched by considerations of context?

cal information is surplus to requirements and gets in the way of analysing the text for what it is.Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was one of the leading figures in French structuralism and in his landmar ...

(6 pages) 59 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Barthes' "Mythologies" social theory essays

Barthes' "Mythologies" is a criticism of modern consumerist society. In the 1950s, when the essays w ... op of society by exploiting the working classes. What is unique about "Mythologies" is the approach Barthes chooses for his attack on "bourgeois" society. While Marx had used devices such as rhetoric, ... oric, presentation and interpretation of statistics, and affirmative repetition of supposed truths, Barthes writes in a way that seems to the reader to be more scientific and convincing. Reading his e ...

(9 pages) 60 0 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Reaction Essay: "The Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes, a noted writer and believer of structuralism, outlines the basis for his structurali ...

(1 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Photographs: The Controversy

that escape the objective, analytical scrutiny and yet, leave an impact on its viewer.John Tagg and Roland Barthes, respectively, represent the two unique schools of thought pertaining to the analysis ... raphy can be only given meaning by studying them within "certain institutional apparatuses" whereas Roland Barthes, one of the pioneer semiologists, is an exponent of the view that "there are points i ...

(12 pages) 92 1 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Discussion of Roland Barthes' "Death of the Author" and Michel Foucault's response to this proclaimation in his text of the same name.

In 1968, the French social and literary critic, Roland Barthes, pronounced the death of the Author. What does this so called death mean? Furthermore ... es and fails to understand the author's ideological function within discourse.Bibliography:Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author" CLS3000 Class Reader (2005 (1968)) 120- 23Foucault, Michel. "What ...

(8 pages) 52 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Histories of myth and the historical evolution of media

ngs in myths and their implicit patterns reflecting the things of daily life which are the focus of Roland Barthes' research. Barthes emphasizes myths that reflect the French ideology of the bourgeois ...

(9 pages) 49 0 3.8 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies


Response 3 English 201 December 19, 2000 In The World of Wrestling by Roland Barthes, he takes the sport of wrestling and turns it into a modern day myth. He talks of the ...

(2 pages) 358 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

Critic Roland Barthes has said, "Literature is the question minus the answer." In her novel, The Sound of W ...

(2 pages) 2598 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Barthes versus Iser en Achebe versus Gilbert/Gubar

ODERNE LITERATUURTHEORIEDEELTOETS 1Deeltoets 1 Moderne Literatuurtheorie, vraag 29 april 2007BARTHESRoland Barthes, een Franse literatuurcriticus, maakt deel uit van het structuralisme. Deze stroming ... 001ArtikelenAchebe, Chinua. An Image of Africa: Racisme in Conrad's Heart of Darkness. 1977Barthes, Roland. From Work to text. 1968Iser, Wolfgang. Interaction between Text and Reader.Gilbert, Sandra e ...

(12 pages) 1408 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Focussing on specific examples of 'Media Arts' practice, explore how the concept of originality has been problematised by Postmodernist ideas?

e in terms of a rejection of the bourgeois or elitist culture (Macey, 2000).Looking at the essay by Roland Barthes titled 'Death of an author' it is possible to see how originality has been problemati ... stablishment."Work without rules so as to find out the rules of what you've done"REFERENCESBarthes, Roland, "Death of an author" 1977, accessed 15/08/08 ...

(7 pages) 14 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

Mythological Presence in Nike

o convey or display a complex idea or to stimulate a readers mind through the use of simply speech. Roland Barthes explains this concept through a rigorous study, he introduces the terms denotation an ...

(3 pages) 1536 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

On Roland Barthes'After The Death of the Author

Abstract: As Roland Barthes declares "the death of the author", the conventional author-centered theory is overth ... th of the author"; reader; text; post-structuralismIntroductionIn 1968 the French literary theorist Roland Barthes, while illustrating the significant relationship between the reader and text in produ ... cept of "the death of the author" will long lasting, profound and as creative as itself.BibliographyRoland Barthes. The Death of the Author. Image, Music, Text,1977Roland Barthes. From Work to Text

(7 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Gaze" A look into the power of looking in advertisements

fic references will be drawn into its connotative value. In Cartwright and Sturken, French theorist Roland Barthes highlights many key aspects to images denotative and connotative values, here Cartwri ...

(9 pages) 45 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Critique littéraire- Flaubert et la phrase

eacute; structuraliste qui est de construire un simulacre des objets observés».�Roland Gérard Barthes est un critique littéraire et sémiologue français ... aux animateurs du structuralisme et de la sémiotique en France.�Flaubert et la phrase(Roland Barthes: Le degré zéro de l'écriture)Même avant Flaubert, les &eac ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature