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ENGL 8815 Julia Kristeva (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Focusing on major works of Julia Kristeva, professor emeritus at the University of Paris Diderot-Paris7, psychoanalyst, novelist, and one of the world’s leading psychoanalytic theorists, this course will engage topics such as the semiotic, abjection, femininity, melancholia, love, belief, and intimate revolt. We will read several theoretical texts—e.g., Powers of Horror, Black Sun, Strangers to Ourselves, Proust and the Sense of Time, New Maladies of the Soul, Female Genius, Intimate Revolt, Hatred and Forgiveness, and The Severed Head; at least a couple of novels, including Kristeva’s recent Teresa, My Love (a fascinating combination of theory and fiction); and criticism.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Frances Restuccia

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the Theory requirement


Last Updated: 16-Feb-15