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Roland Barthes' Cinema

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Abstract

Roland Barthes’ Cinema re-examines and recontextualizes the competing critical and theoretical strands in Barthes’s thinking, and reassesses the relevance of his work for a new generation of readers and filmgoers. The project, in six parts, relates particular moments or phases in Barthes’ intellectual itinerary: his early, largely ideologically driven critique of the mass media (and Hollywood cinema in particular); his innovative endeavours to construct a semiological, paralinguistic understanding of the status of the photographic or film image; his sideways shift into a renewed understanding ... More

Keywords: Roland Barthes, film, CinemaScope, Bazin, The Lost Continent, Camera Lucida, The Brontë Sisters, Jacques Rancière

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190277543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Watts, author
Professor of French, Columbia University

Dudley Andrew, editor
R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Yves Citton, editor
University of Grenoble

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Introduction

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Chapter 1 A Degraded Spectacle

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Chapter 2 Refresh the Perception of the World

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Chapter 3 Barthes and Bazin

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Chapter 4 Another Revolution

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Chapter 5 Leaving the Movie Theater

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Chapter 6 The Melodramatic Imagination

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Conclusion

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Interview with Jacques Rancière

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

Nine Texts on the Cinema by Roland Barthes

Translated from the French by Deborah Glassman