Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Kristeva, Julia
Birth Name: Julia Kristeva
Pseudonym: Julia Joyaux
is one of the three French feminist theorists whose writings dominated the field of British and especially French and North American literary criticism and humanities scholarship during the 1980s and 1990s. Particularly influential have been her contributions to theories of the body and of the maternal, and to rendering current in academic discourse the terms intertextuality, semiotics, and abjection. Since the twentieth century most of her writing has taken the form of psychoanalytical studies of the human mind, always involving historical witness from literature and art. She has also written novels, some of them mysteries, and a series of biographies of women.
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This work surveys recent philosophical and scientific schools that attempt to articulate the intersection of determining social structures, especially language, and the individuals implicated in them. Working from a historical materialist framework, Language and Materialism...
Intertextuality and Influence
Four epigraphs include one each from Julia Kristeva
and Hélène Cixous
's introduction begins with the ancient Egyptians, who, she says, first attributed women's vagaries to a womb wandering out of its...
Intertextuality and Influence
This book has four sections, each titled from a reason for writing, Political Purpose, Historical Impulse, Sheer Egoism, and Aesthetic Enthusiasm. The first and last describe a period of near-breakdown that...
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Invisible Author: Last Essays. Ohio State University Press, 2002.
Her choice of title was over-ruled because her publisher mistakenly...
She later became its president. In February 1953 she received the Grand Cross of the Légion d'Honneur
(only the second woman to do so).
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(19 February 1953): 8
Her books, however, were listed on the...
Four years after its publication, a reviewer for Contemporary Sociology called this book the best available introduction in the English language to the semiotic structuralism of Saussure
, and Lacan
; the structural...
called this book relentlessly abstract, and slow, cluttered, static, curiously oppressive, like the life its protagonist lived, hedged round with feminine frustrations.
Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth. Hannah Arendt. For Love of the World. Yale University Press, 2004.
, who pays close attention to it...
called this essay highly explosive.
Kristeva, Julia. Hannah Arendt. Guberman, RossTranslator , Columbia University Press, 2001.
On Revolution was comparatively little noticed at the time, overshadowed by HA
's book on Eichmann. It was, however, much read and studied in the mid and later 1960s, a time of the peace movement...