1: Introducing Julia Kristeva

2 Oct | 5.00-6.30pm | Seminar Room 1, 3:01, Clothworkers South Building

For our first session of the year we will discuss the trajectory of Julia Kristeva's academic and political career, as represented in her own words in 'My Memory's Hyperbole' (1984). In this autobiographical essay, Kristeva charts her entry into the francophone intelligentsia, her experiences with the Tel Quel group, her engagement with radical politics in France, her 1974 trip to China, and her turn towards America.

In addition, we will also discuss Toril Moi's introduction to French feminist theory and her exposition of Kristeva's work, as found in Sexual/Textual Politics (1985).

All are welcome, and as always discussion will continue in the pub following the session.


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