A Call for Papers has recently been announced by the Barthes Studies journal, which is inviting proposals for papers on the “intertextual connections” between Barthes and Angela Carter. Guest editor Marine Furet is editing this special issue of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, based in Cardiff University. As she writes in the CFP: “As recent forays into Carter’s interest in translation and her engagement with French feminist theory uncover ever more areas of exploration, researchers have yet to fully highlight the ways in which her works, both fictional and essayistic, respond to the texts of Roland Barthes.” A number of topics and themes have been suggested, including “Mythology”, “Semiotics and cultural studies”, “Fashion”, “French theory and British approaches”, and “The semantics of food”.
If you have an idea for a paper on the connections between Barthes and Carter, then consider submitting a proposal to the Barthes Studies journal by the 30th June 2021. Further details about this special issue can be found here: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/02/01/special-issue-of-barthes-studies-on-angela-carter-and-roland-barthes
For more information on Barthes Studies, head over to their website here: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/barthes/