Tags » Literary Theorist

”A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.”

”A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.”

– Roland Barthes, French, writer, literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, semiotician (photo: portrait of Roland Barthes)

Blog

“To some extent I happily don’t know what I’m doing. I feel that it’s an artist’s responsibility to..."

“To some extent I happily don’t know what I’m doing. I feel that it’s an artist’s responsibility to trust that.”

– David Byrne (of Talking Heads), musician, composer

Blog

"architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and..."

“architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and instrument of a convenience.”

– Roland Barthes, 1915-1980, French, literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic

Blog

Literary Term of the Day: Abject, Abjection

According to David Mikics, A New Handbook of Literary Terms:

abject, abjection: In the early 1980s, the French literary theorist Julia Kristeva introduced the concept of abjection. 210 more words

Literature

Is it me, or is it everyone else?

It probably comes as no surprise that I’m a bit socially awkward. I don’t mean I wear my underwear on the outside, forget to shower or mistake my pants for the toilet bowl. 1,045 more words

Opinion. Sometimes Fact But Mostly Just Opinion

Famous Photography Quote #0032


“A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.”

Roland Barthes

Photography

Something Fishey

Stanley Fish at NYT:

It’s often been said that once a woman or an African-American wins the presidency, the obstacles attached to gender and race will just fade away.

666 more words
US Politics