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Le Temps de Roland Barthes ‒ Roland Barthes’ Time

October 22 - 24, 2015

 International Conference organized by French Institute in Lithuania, Laboratory of Studies of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, European Humanities University, A. J. Greimas Centre of Semiotics and Literary Theory, and Vilnius University.



October 22, Thursday

17.00    Keynote lecture

Alain Fleischer (Studio National des Arts Contemporains  Le Fresnoy, France)  

Roland Barthes et la photographie. La révélation des images (in French, with translation into Lithuanian)

18.30    Presentation of art projects from the exhibition “Roland Barthes: Keywords” (Minsk) 

by the students of BA program “Visual  Culture and Creative Industries” (Dept. of Media, European Humanities University) 

19.30 – Reception 


October 23, Friday   

Venue: Universiteto g., 3, Faculty of Philology, aula K. Donelaičio 


10.00 – 10.15 – Opening and introductions (Almira Ousmanova, Regina Rudaitytė)

10.15 – 11.30 – Panel 1 : The Semiotic Challenge 

Chair : Sergei Zenkin

Eric Landowski (Paris, France) With Barthes and Greimas, from coded signs to open meaning

Jurgita Katkuvienė (Vilnius, Lithuania) Beyond the Meaning: the Last Work of Roland Barthes

11.30 – 11.45 – Coffee break

11.45 – 13.30 – Panel 2: Roland Barthes in Between the Image and the Text

Chair: Almira Ousmanova 

Sergei Zenkin (Moscow, Russia) The Image and the Imaginary

Gintautas Mažeikis (Kaunas, Lithuania) Desire of Imperial Myth: Critics of propaganda       by R. Barthes


13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch break


14.30 – 16.30 ‒ Panel 3:  The Pleasure of/in the Text 

Chair:  Andrei Gornykh

Viktoria Konstantiuk (Vilnius, Lithuania) Letter of Pleasure

Denis Petrina (Kaunas, Lithuania) B(arthes)/L(acan): (t/s)extuality: on jouissance

Veronika Furs (Vilnius, Lithuania) Roland Barthes: en quête du Neutre

Elena Tolstik (Vilnius, Lithuania) Barthes' three texts on de Sade: "sensual pleasure in classification" of writing and theatralization in the Rococo


17.00 – Keynote lecture

             Dominique Païni (Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France)   

             Les contrariétés cinématographiques de Roland Barthes  

             (in French, with translation to Lithuanian)


October 24, Saturday


10.00 – 11.30  ‒ Panel 4: Barthes and the Political Unconscious of Our Times

Chair:  Jurgita Katkuvienė 

Andrei Gornykh (Vilnius, Lithuania) Roland Barthes: Two Times

Benjamin Cope (Warsaw, Poland) "The Place of Thought: Mikhail Ryklin's Time of Diagnosis as a reworking of Barthes' Mythologies"

Uladzislau Ivanou (Vilnius, Lithuania) Roland Barthes, un penseur oublié du politique (in French)


11.30 – 11.45 – Coffee break


11.45 – 13.30 ‒ Panel 5: The Resisting Image:  Roland Barthes and Photography

Chair:  Benjamin Cope

Mikhail Ryklin (Berlin, Germany) Roland Barthes: Romance with Photography 

Viktoria Musvik (Moscow, Russia) Historical trauma, distance, affect: contemporary Russian photography and Roland Barthes


13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch break


14.30 – 16.00 ‒ Panel 6: Roland Barthes in interdisciplinary contexts

Chair:  Galina Orlova

Olga Boitsova (St.-Petersburg, Russia) “The System of Fashion” beyond fashion: Semiotics of color in Soviet advice books on children’s clothing

Julia Martinavičiene (Vilnius, Lithuania) The Old and New Rhetoric of Roland Barthes


16.00 – 16.15 ‒ Coffee break


16.15– 18.00 ‒ Panel 7: The Third Meaning: Roland Barthes and Cinema

Chair: Viktoria Musvik

Almira Ousmanova (Vilnius, Lithuania) Reading Film as Text: the Methodology of Textual Analysis in Film Theory

Helena Koutchoura (Minsk, Belarus) «Certified Copy»,Or the Death of the Author in Contemporary Cinema (in French)

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