French literary theorist, essayist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician
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Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, essayist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician. His work engaged in the analysis of a variety of sign systems, mainly derived from Western popular culture. His ideas explored a diverse range of fields and influenced the development of many schools of theory, including structuralism, anthropology, literary theory, and post-structuralism.
Roland Barthes is most known for their academic work in the field of communications. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of literature, sociology, and philosophy.
Roland Barthes has made the following academic contributions: