How to Read Barthes' Image-Music-Text (How to Read Theory)

How to Read Barthes' Image-Music-Text (How to Read Theory)

By: Ed White (author)Paperback

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Roland Barthes remains one of the most influential cultural theorists of the postwar period and Image-Music-Text collects his most influential essays. Ed White provides students with a clear guide to this essential but difficult text. As students are increasingly expected to write across a range of media, Barthes' work can be understood as an early mapping of what we now call interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary study. The book's detailed section-by-section readings makes Barthes' most important writings accessible to undergraduate readers. This book is a perfect companion for teaching and learning Barthes' ideas in cultural studies and literary theory.

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Ed White is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Florida at Gainesville. He is the author of The Backcountry and the City: Colonization and Conflict in Early America (2005) and co-editor of Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives on Early African American Literature (2008).


Introduction The Photographic Message The Rhetoric of the Image The Third Meaning Diderot, Brecht, Eisenstein Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative The Struggle with the Angel The Death of the Author Musica Practica From Work to Text Change the Object Itself Lesson in Writing The Grain of the Voice Writers, Intellectuals, Teachers Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780745329574
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780745329574
  • weight: 227
  • ISBN10: 0745329578

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