Notation After “The Reality Effect”: Remaking Reference with Roland Barthes and Sheila HetiRepresentations (2014)
AbstractIn “The Reality Effect,” Roland Barthes reveals notation’s ideological function within the realist novel; a decade later in Preparation of the Novel, Barthes reconsiders notation as the practice by which the writer provisionally makes literary meaning. Barthes’s revision of his claims for the reality effect helps us see how an emerging genre—the novel of commission—pulls referential, preparatory materials into the novel in order to reimagine the sociality and institutionality of the writing process.
- reality effect
Publication DateWinter 2014
Citation InformationRachel S Buurma and Laura Heffernan. "Notation After “The Reality Effect”: Remaking Reference with Roland Barthes and Sheila Heti" Representations Vol. 125 Iss. 1 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rachel_sagner_buurma/1/