Barthes, Roland

Born: Nov 12, 1915 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 64 years of age.

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.



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