On Roland Barthes’ “The Preparation of the Novel”

Natalie Binczek
Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Visiting Media Scholar, Princeton University
June 18, 2014
7:00 pm
Rocky/Mathey Theater
photo of Roland Barthes

In conjunction with the 2014 Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies, Natalie Binczek Professor of Neugermanistik, insbesondere Theorie und Geschichte literarischer Kommunikation und ihrer Medien at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Visiting Professional Research Associate at Princeton’s German department will give a lecture on Roland Barthes’ “La Préparation du Roman.” The talk will explore how this late work by the renowned French literary theorist reflects on both the form of the lecture as well as the relationship between the lecture and literature.