Julia Kristeva

Philosopher, Author

1941 –

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Who is Julia Kristeva?

Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a Professor at the University Paris Diderot. Kristeva became influential in international critical analysis, cultural theory and feminism after publishing her first book Semeiotikè in 1969. Her sizable body of work includes books and essays which address intertextuality, the semiotic, and abjection, in the fields of linguistics, literary theory and criticism, psychoanalysis, biography and autobiography, political and cultural analysis, art and art history. Together with Roland Barthes, Tzvetan Todorov, Lucien Goldmann, Gérard Genette, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Jacques Lacan, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Louis Althusser, she stands as one of the foremost structuralists, in that time when structuralism took a major place in humanities. Her works also have an important place in post-structuralist thought.

She is also the founder and head of the Simone de Beauvoir Prize committee.

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Born
Jun 24, 1941
Sliven
Also known as
  • Γιούλια Κρίστεβα
  • Julija Krystewa
  • ג'וליה קריסטבה
  • Кристева, Юлия
  • 茱莉亞·克莉斯蒂娃
Spouses
Nationality
  • France
  • Bulgaria
Profession
Education
  • Sofia University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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