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A feminist homage to Roland Barthes
I’ve always regarded Mythologies (1957) as the liveliest of Roland Barthes’ works. The collection is full of humour and surprises. No reader can predict what the next topic will be, whether it is washing powder, wrestling, strip-tease, or decorative cooking. Years after his death, Barthes lives on in university reading lists and thesis bibliographies, on the shelves of cosy second-hand bookshops, and in the repetition of iconic phrases such as ‘death of the author’. A decadent Hermès scarf was recently dedicated to his memory (Wampole 2015). Less recognised, however, are Barthes’ contributions to feminist discourse analysis.
Dr Kerrie Thornhill, editor.