My name is Jeremy Klemin, today is my first in-office day as an Editorial Fellow at the ICI. I did my undergraduate degree in Sociology and Comparative World Literature, and just recently finished my Master’s degree in Comparative World Literature during the summer. In the Fall, I was an Editorial intern at PEN America in New York.
I’ll be working primarily on the ongoing project entitled Barthes’ Myopia, which will focus primarily on French semiotician, theorist, and philosopher Roland Barthes and his famous work Camera Lucida (La Chambre claire in the original French). I’ll be doing a myriad of both conventional and unconventional research, from photo-hunting to why Barthes’ strange and at times very personal essay has endured for so long. I have both a personal and academic interest in photography (my undergraduate thesis was on photography), so I’m really excited to devote some time and brainpower solely to Barthes.