the Journal of Material Text – Theory, Practice, History
Author: The Roland Barthes Reading Group
The Roland Barthes Reading Group has been parsing Roland Barthes’s The Preparation of the Novel [Trans. Kate Briggs] for four years. His text repeatedly lays out the conditions for beginning without ever quite starting his novel project. The group ran an Unmasterclass seminar with guest reader Anne Boyer as part of the Poetics in Commons symposium at the University of Sheffield. Work from this session is currently being edited into a forthcoming publication published by Ma Bibliothèque. The Roland Barthes group include: Emma Bolland, Julia Calver, Helen Clarke, Louise Finney, Suzannah Gent, Sharon Kivland, Debbie Michaels, Hestia Peppé, and Rachel Smith.