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Barthes, Roland

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1980 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Critics, Linguist, Philosophers

1915 – Roland Barthes was born on the 12th of November in Cherbough, Manche.

1924 – Moved to Paris where he attended the Lycée Montagne.

1930-1934 – Barthes studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand.

1934-1935 – His doctoral studies were hampered by ill health. He suffered from tuberculosis, spending time in sanatoriums.

1939 – Continued to read and write, established a theatrical group, and in spite of his condition, managed to teach at lycées in Biarritz.

1950-1952 – Served as Direction Générale des Affaires Culturelles.

1952-1959 – His teaching career expanded: research positions with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

1960-1976 – He got the directorship of studies at the École Practique des Hautes Étude.

1967-1968 – Became a teacher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

1976-1980 – Chairman of literary semiology at Collège de France.

1977 – He was considered a leading critic of his generation, his book, A Lover’s Discourse sold more than thousand copies in France.

1980 – Barthes final book, La Chambre Claire (Camera Lucinda), illustrates the close relationship he had with his mother.

        – Roland Barthes died in a street accident in Paris on 23rd of March.