Barthes’s Relevance Today, An International Symposium

Barthes’s Relevance Today
An International Symposium
University of Helsinki, December 13, 2007
Metsätalo building, lecture hall 4

9.15                Opening of the Symposium

9.30-10.30         Patrizia Calefato (University of Bari): On myths and
fashion: Barthes and cultural studies

10.30-11.00        Coffee

11.00-12.30        Anne Sivuoja-Gunaratnam (Sibelius Academy): Voicing ”Le
Neutre”
                Sirkka Knuuttila (University of Helsinki): “L’effet de réel”
revisited. Affectivity of image and mimesis in reference to the late Barthes
                Chair: Heta Pyrhönen

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00        Heta Pyrhönen (University of Helsinki): “From Women to
Barthes with Love”
                Harri Veivo (University of Helsinki): Barthes’s positive
theory of the author
                Chair: Anne Sivuoja-Gunaratnam

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30-16.30        Michael Sheringham (Oxford University): Writing the Present:
notation, denotation and connotation in Barthes’s Collège de France lectures

16.30-16.45        Closing statements


Organized by the semiotics programme at the University of Helsinki