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The Kristeva Critical Reader

Edited by John Lechte, Mary Zournazi

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This in-depth critical assessment of the work of French psychoanalyst and literary theorist, Julia Kristeva, brings together for the first time readings both classical and new. Kristeva's writing on literature and psychoanalysis, language and social issues, as well as her fiction, are all considered.

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Contents

THE KRISTEVA CRITICAL READER
Edited by John Lechte and Mary Zournazi
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapters
1. Roland Barthes, The Foreigner
2. Michel Beaujour, A Propos of a Separation in Julia Kristeva's La Révolution du langage poétique
3. Kelly Oliver, The Crisis of Meaning
4. Stephen Bann, Three Images for Kristeva: From Bellini to Proust
5. Juliet Flower MacCannell, Kristeva's Horror
6. Karen Piper, The Signifying Corpse: Re-reading Kristeva on Marguerite Duras
7. Juliana de Nooy, How to Keep Your Head When All About You Are Losing Theirs: Translating Possession into Revolt in Kristeva
8. Anne-Marie Smith, Transgression, Transubstantiation, Transference
9. Ewa Ziarek, The Uncanny Style of Kristeva's Critique of Nationalism
10. Miglena Nikolchina, The Lost Territory: Parables of Exile in Julia Kristeva
11. Anna Smith, Another Look at Narcissism: Kristeva, Proust and Object
Relations
12. John Lechte, Love, Life, Complexity and the 'Flesh' in Kristeva's Writing Experience
13. Julia Kristeva, The Meaning of Parity
Glossary
Julia Kristeva Bibliography
Works cited
Bi-Lines.

About the Author

John Lechte is Professor in Sociology at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is a specialist in French philosophy and culture and is currently working on the image, the sacred and politics. He is author of Julia Kristeva (1990); Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers (1994) (second edition, 2008); Writing and Psychoanalysis (1996); Key Contemporary Concepts (2003); Julia Kristeva: Live Theory (with Maria Margaroni) (2004) and has recently published Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future (2012).

Reviews

An important (and welcome) contribution to the study and appreciation of a Continental thinker whose work remains compelling- albeit controversial.
- The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory