French feminist theory exemplified through the novels of Julia Kristeva

the bridge from psychoanalytic theory to literary production
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Kristeva, Julia, -- 1941- -- Criticism and interpretation, Feminism in literature, Feminism -- F
StatementSzu-chin Hestia Chen ; with a foreword by Jeanette Den Toonder.
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LC ClassificationsPQ2671.R547 Z556 2008
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL17052257M
ISBN 100773450041
ISBN 139780773450042
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: French Feminist Theory Exemplified Through the Novels of Julia Kristeva: The Bridge from Psychoanalytic Theory to Literary Production (): Chen, Szu-chin Hestia, Toonder, Jeanette Den: BooksAuthor: Szu-chin Hestia Chen.

Get this from a library. French feminist theory exemplified through the novels of Julia Kristeva: the bridge from psychoanalytic theory to literary production. [Szu-chin Hestia Chen]. French Feminist Theory Exemplified Through the Novels of Julia Kristeva: The Bridge from Psychoanalytic Theory to Literary Production By Szu-chin Hestia Chen and Jeanette Den Toonder (foreword by).

priority is given to Julia Kristeva and He´le`ne Cixous. Even in parts of French Feminist Theory where a range of theorists are panoramically cited and dis-cussed, especially cogent examples are accorded greater prominence than others in order to help the reader identify and situate distinctively influential voices and perspectives.

Engaged debate among feminist, political, and psychoanalytic thinkers has secured Julia Kristeva's status as one of the most formidable figures in twentieth-century critical theory.

Nevertheless, her precise relevance to the study of literature - the extent to which her theory is specifically a literary theory - can be hard for new readers to Cited by:   A presentation to a class in reference librarianship in French feminist theory exemplified through the novels of Julia Kristeva book arts and humanities on how to do research in French feminist literary theory.

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Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Feminism in France is the history of feminist thought and movements in sm in France can be roughly divided into three waves: First-wave feminism from the French Revolution through the Third Republic which was concerned chiefly with suffrage and civic rights for women.

Significant contributions came from revolutionary movements of the French Revolution of. Thankfully, for the past half century, philosophy’s body dread has been waning; and the consequences of our corporeal natures for our language, and through it for our cultural existence, have rarely been explored as thoroughly or as fruitfully as by Bulgarian-turned-French philosopher Julia Kristeva (b.

This study examines the various ways in which Julia Kristeva’s novels complement her theoretical writings in reflecting on and responding to the cultural and political crises of European identity and the urgency of assuming responsibility for its heritage.

By foregrounding Eastern and Western European aspects of her thought, Kristeva’s novels develop and illustrate the view. Despite Julia Kristeva’s works often being considered belonging to feminist theory, her relation to feminism and feminist theory is one of great ambivalence.

She is however, seen as one of the major French feminists, who are committed to the deeper analysis of the interrelations between language, perceived as phallocentric, and sexually.

Julia Kristeva has become known for her rejection of feminism.1 In spite of her hasty dismissal of feminism, however, Kristeva's theory can be made useful for feminist theory. In this essay, I make a case for a reconsideration of both Kristeva's rejection of feminism and her theories of difference, identity and maternity.

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Details *. At one point along the way, Kristeva started writing novels. But her book The Sumarai isn't just any novel—it's supposedly part roman à clef (a novel about real life), part "tell-all" that reveals some dirt about her rise as a female intellectual in Paris—and her relationship to her hubby.(Source.).

French Feminist Theory offers an introduction to the key concepts and themes in French feminist thought, both the materialist and the linguistic/psychoanalytic traditions.

These are explored through the work of a wide range of theorists: Simone de Beauvoir, Chantal Chawaf, Helene Cixous, Catherine Clement, Christine Delphy, Marguerite Duras, Colette Guillaumin.

Helene Cixous argues that writing and philosophy are phallocentric and along with other French feminists such as Luce Irigaray emphasizes "writing from the body" as a subversive exercise. The work of the feminist psychoanalyst and philosopher, Julia Kristeva, has influenced feminist theory in general and feminist literary criticism in particular.

Julia Kristeva has become influential in today's international critical analysis, cultural theory, and feminism after publishing her first book Semeiotikè in Although Kristeva does not refer to her own writing as feminist, many feminists turn to her work in order to expand and develop various discussions and debates in feminist theory.

An Interview with julia Kristeva Conducted by Nina Zwancevici in Paris, March-April, for NY Arts magazine. An Introduction to Julia Kristeva Extract from Julia Kristeva: Art, Love, Melancholy, Philosophy, Semiotics and Psychoanalysis, Crescent Moon, by Kelly Ives.

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Julia Kristeva: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources in French and English This book appraises the relationship between contemporary feminism and Julia Kristeva, a major figure in Continental thought.

It addresses the conflicting range of feminist responses to Kristeva's key ideas and Kristeva's equally conflicting as well as ambiguous position vis-à-vis feminism. French feminist criticism: women Feminisms Freud Freudian Gauthier homosexuality identity ideology intellectual interview Irigaray's Jacques Derrida jouissance Julia Kristeva Kristeva's l'autre l History and criticism Feminism and literature France Indexes Feminist literary criticism Literary Criticism / European / French Social Science.

French Feminist Theory offers an introduction to the key concepts and themes in French feminist thought, both the materialist and the linguistic/psychoanalytic traditions. These are explored through the work of a wide range of theorists/5.

French Feminist Theory offers an introduction to the key concepts and themes in French feminist thought, both the materialist and the linguistic/psychoanalytic traditions. These are explored through the work of a wide range of theorists.

The book outlines the philosophical and political diversity of French feminism, setting developments in the field in the particular cultural. For a more detailed account of Kristeva's ambigious relation to feminism, see my "Julia Kristeva's Feminist Revolutions" Hypatia a journal of feminist philosophy,summerp.

She introduces her notion of subject-in-process/on trial in her early texts including Revolution in Poetic Language, "Le Sujet en Proces" in Polylogue. On Julia Kristeva’s Revolution in Poetic Language by Lorie Bailey Our question to consider for the Kristeva reading is, what does she mean by her term, “the semiotic?” I keep coming back to this quote from Jacques Lacan: “I think where I am not, therefore I am where I do not think” (qtd.

in Leitch ). Julia Kristeva Bulgarian-born French linguist, psychoanalyst, literary theorist, essayist, and novelist.

The following entry presents an overview of Kristeva's career through This research is a study of her novels to date, Les Samouraïs, Le vieil homme et les loups, and Possessions, and the way in which they embody her theoretical works in the context of the relationship between French feminist theory and post-colonial (feminist) theory, as well as between French feminist theory and Anglo-American feminism.

It is Author: Szu-chin Hestia Chen. Looks at the work of a range of critics, including Elaine Showalter, Kate Millett, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and the French feminists. The critical approaches encompass Marxist feminism and contemporary critical theory as well as other forms of discourse.

It also provides an overview of the developments in feminist literary theory, and covers all the major debates.

French feminist Julia Kristeva decided to refuse the term "literature." But Ruth Robbins warns that literature is a "privileged term," so feminists must lay claim to the "value attached to the word/concept of literature," or they will reposition "women readers and writers as somehow less important, more marginal to the claims of 'real' literature.".

Schippers provides a very readable and balanced account of the complex relations between Kristeva's thought and contemporary feminism.

While making some telling criticisms of Kristeva, Schippers reads her recent philosophy of freedom and revolt - against the grain - as a feminist philosophy and succeeds in making Kristeva's ideas productive for feminist political Author: Birgit Schippers.

Kristeva's language is, then, more Dionysian than Platonic (as Nietzsche puts it), or more baroque than classic, per Michal Ben-Naftali, who translated Kristeva's book, "Tales of Love," into Hebrew. If classic language is based on values of order, unity, clarity, hierarchy and stability, the baroque language of Kristeva is a language of excess.

Explores the political implications of Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings. In Language and Politics in Julia Kristeva, Carol Mastrangelo Bové explores how Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings contribute to an understanding of contemporary personal and international addition to examining Kristeva’s turn to Eastern models—both Russian and Chinese—in.

Feminist theory and various forms of feminist critique began long before the formal naming of the school of literary criticism.

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In so-called first-wave feminism, the "Woman's Bible," written in the late 19th century by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is an example of a work of criticism firmly in this school, looking beyond the more obvious male Author: Linda Napikoski.Psychoanalytic theory just wouldn't be the same if Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan's ideas hadn't been challenged and taken in new directions by French feminist thinkers like Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

I will examine Fingersmith through the work of the French feminist philosopher Julia Kristeva, focusing on subject formation and the position of (female) subjects within the Symbolic Order, framed by a reading of Waters’s intertextuality.

I will argue that reading the novel through a Kristevan lens highlights and reinforces that the essential Author: Adele Jones.