January 2016

“How to Live Together” at Abrons Arts Center

I’ll be teaching a course at Abrons Arts Center in April of 2016.

Barthes cats


How to Live Together (A Pedagogical Reenactment)
April 6, 13, 20
Wednesdays | 7 – 9 PM
3 Sessions | $130 |  RegisterIn 1976, French cultural critic and semiotician, Roland Barthes taught his first seminar at the Collège de France entitled How to Live Together. This course will reenact and reimagine Barthes’s seminar by using Barthes’s recently translated and published lecture notes as a syllabus and score. Over three sessions participants will read Barthes’s notes together, wonder about the concepts and concerns that fantasies of communal living bring to the fore, and take Barthes’s work as a formal and conceptual model for our own experimental critical writing about the question of “how to live together.”
Artist: Ethan Philbrick
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