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Roland Barthes

In preparation for reading Roland Barthes, please:

1) Read pp. 7 - 12 your book, Mythologies, which =
  • the "Translator's Note"
  • "Preface to the 1970 edition"
  • "Preface"
  • PLUS the back cover
2) Read these background aritcles on Barthes.
background on Barthes 1
background on Barthes 2
3) Read this brief excerpt from his Mythologies, which we'll be reading from for class. It gives you a sense of what he's up to.
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