Part 1: Linguistics, Semiotics, Textuality 1. The System and the Speaking Subject 2. Word, Dialogue and Novel 3. From Symbol to Sign 4. Semiotics: A Critical Science and/or a Critique of Science 5. Revolution in Poetic Language Part 2: Women, Psychoanalysis, Politics 6. About Chinese Women 7. Stabat Mater 8. Women's Time 9. The True-Real 10. Freud and Love: Treatment and Its Discontents 11. Why the United States? 12. A New Type of Intellectual: The Dissident 13. Psychoanalysis and the Polis
An easily accessible introduction to Kristeva's work in English. The essays have been selected as representative of the three main areas of Kristeva's writing--semiotics, psychoanalysis, and political theory--and are each prefaced by a clear, instructive introduction. For beginners or those familiar with Kristeva's work this is a good complement to The Portable Kristeva with a convenient selection of articles from Kristeva's earlier work some of which are otherwise hard to come by.
Julia Kristeva, internationally known psychoanalyst and critic, is Professor of Linguistics at the University de Paris VII. She has hosted a French television series and is the author of many critically acclaimed books published by Columbia University Press in translation, including Time and Sense: Proust and the Experience of Literature and the novel, Possessions.
"It has been apprarent for some time that Julia Kristeva has inherited the intellectual throne left vacant by the death of Simone de Beauvoir." -- Elaine Showalter