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Elements of Semiology
In his Course in General Linguistics, first published in 1916, Saussure postulated the existence of a general science of signs, or Semiology, of which linguistics would form only one part. Semiology
The pleasure of the text
Affirmation babel prattle edges brio split community body commentary drift expression right exchange hearing emotion boredom inside out exactitude fetish war image-reservoirs intertext isotrope
An Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative
of all, there is a prodigious variety of genres, each of which branches out into a variety of media, as if all substances could be relied upon to accommodate man's stories. Among the vehicles of
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of
The Fashion System
In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine--the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion--Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At
The rustle of language
The Rustle of Language is a collection of forty-five essays, written between 1967 and 1980, on language, literature, and teaching--the pleasure of the text--in an authoritative translation by Richard
A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
An insight into the discourse a lover addresses to himself and to the imagined figure of his beloved. The text is structured as a dictionary and written in a series of aphorisms. Barthes is also the
The Semiotic Challenge
Most of these essays were written between 1963 and 1973 and constitute either the elements of the semiotic discipline or the analysis of textsranging from the Bible to advertisingin order to
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