French Program

April 8: Roland Barthes, To Write: An Intransitive Verb?

Friday, April 8: To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of essayist, critic, and writer Roland Barthes, who attended the interdisciplinary 1966 conference held at Johns Hopkins on “The Languages of Criticism and the Science of Man,” the Centre Louis Marin and the French section of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures are pleased to host a one-day symposium entitled “Roland Barthes, ‘To Write: An Intransitive Verb?’” Invited speakers include Françoise Gaillard (Paris 7 – Denis-Diderot), François Hartog (E.H.E.S.S.), Anne Herschberg Pierrot (Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis et C.N.R.S.), Lawrence Kritzman (Dartmouth College), and Tiphaine Samoyault (Paris 3 – Sorbonne nouvelle). For details, see the conference program.