Courses: Topics in Rhetorical Theory: Roland Barthes and the Image (COMLH229A01)
An exploration of the rhetoric of visual culture through an examination of 20th century French critic Roland Barthes' many writings on photography, film, and what he calls the "civilized code of perfect illusions." We will spend the semester reading his texts, charting the trajectory of a career that begins with the euphoria of an ever-expanding semiotic and ends with a meditation on the limits of this very project.
Fulfills: HU III
Haverford, Stokes 102