Interdisciplinary Barthes

Thu 1 - Fri 2 Oct 2015, 10:15 - 18:15

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Convenors: Professor Diana Knight FBA, University of Nottingham and Professor Michael Sheringham FBA, University of Oxford

The writings of Roland Barthes (1915–1980) have provided multiple incitements to the creative crossing of disciplinary boundaries — between, for example, history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, semiology, sociology, music, film, painting and photography. By engaging with his own interdisciplinary texts, and with the concepts, figures and metaphors through which he opened up new critical pathways, speakers will assess the enduring stimulus Barthes offers to intellectually adventurous work across the human sciences — not least through posthumous publications and the newly accessible Roland Barthes Archive.

Speakers include:

Professor Stephen Bann CBE, FBA, University of Bristol
Professor Antoine Compagnon FBA, Columbia University and Collège de France
Professor Claude Coste, Université de Grenoble
Professor Jonathan Culler, Cornell University
Professor Anne Herschberg Pierrot, Université Paris 8
Professor Ann Jefferson FBA, University of Oxford
Professor Patrizia Lombardo, Université de Genève
Dr Marielle Macé, CNRS-EHESS, Paris
Professor Eric Marty, Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7
Professor D.A.Miller, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Michael Moriarty FBA, University of Cambridge
Professor François Noudelmann, Université Paris 8
Dr Lucy O’Meara, University of Kent
Professor Tiphaine Samoyault, Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
Dr Maria O’Sullivan, University College Cork
Dr Kris Pint, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium
Professor Philippe Roger, EHESS and University of Virginia
Dr Andy Stafford, University of Leeds
Dr Kathrin Yacavone, University of Nottingham

2020 publication arising from this conference:

Interdisciplinary Barthes

edited by Diana Knight

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