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Roland Barthes at the Collège de France$
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Lucy O'Meara

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318436

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317866

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(p.200) Afterword
Roland Barthes at the Collège de France
Liverpool University Press

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the four lecture courses given by Roland Barthes at the Collège de France 1977 and 1980. It suggests that Barthes' lecturing style was inflected by the ethos of the Collège which favoured the teaching of ‘la science en voie de se faire’. It also contends that the fundamental preoccupation that links each of Barthes' four lecture courses to each other and to his concurrent published work is the concern with fragmentation and divagatory exposition.

Keywords:   Roland Barthes, lectures, Collège de France, lecturing style, fragmentation, divagatory exposition

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