“J’ai mal à l’autre”: Barthes on Pity

Haustein, Katja (2015) “J’ai mal à l’autre”: Barthes on Pity. What’s So Great About Roland Barthes? L’Esprit créateur, 55 (4). pp. 131-147. ISSN 0014-0767. E-ISSN 1931-0234. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

What is empathy and what is its point? What is the relation between empathy and the conception of the self? And what is the relation between empathy and textual form? In this article I grapple with these questions with the help of Roland Barthes. Tracing the transformations of the concept of empathy and its derivatives compassion and pity in Barthes’s writing from Michelet par lui-même (1954) to the posthumously published Journal de deuil (2009), I discuss their significance for current cross-disciplinary debates on empathy and for the even more widely visible ‘turn to affect’ within the context of which they evolve.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Jacqui Martlew
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 11:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54020 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Haustein, Katja: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9649-1152
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