Titel: Julia Kristeva, 1990
ISBN-10: ISBN-10: 0-415-00834-4
ISBN-13: ISBN-13: 978-0-415-00834-1
Beschrijving: WHY IS JULIA KRISTEVA WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FRENCH THINKERS WRITING TODAY?
WHAT IS HER SPECIAL IMPORTANCE FOR FEMINISM AND POSTMODERNISM?
This up-to-date survey of Julia Kristen's work outlines her intellectual development, from her work on Bakhtin and the logic of poetic language in the 1960s, through her influential theories of the 'symbolic' and the 'semiotic' in the 1970s, to her analyses of horror, love, and melancholy in the 1980s. It gives an invaluable insight into the intellectual and historical background to Kristeva's thought, and includes an illuminating overall assessment of Kristeva's work and its importance for western society.
Essential reading for all those who wish to extend their understanding of an important thinker, this first full" length study .of Kristeva's work will be of interest to students of literature, sociology, critical theory, feminist theory, French studies, and psychoanalysis.
A former student of Julia Kristeva, John Lechte is Tutor in Sociology at Macquarie University, Australia.