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Professor Julia Kristeva

We are delighted to announce the visit of Professor Julia Kristeva of the  University of Paris VII–Denis Diderot to the University of Lancaster in May 2015 (May 19 to May 21).  Whilst here she will give a lecture, take part in a symposium, and engage in some tutorials with selected research students. Full details to be announced nearer the time.  Her visit is organised by the Department of English and Creative Writing, Department of Linguistics and English Language, and the Department of European Languages and Cultures.

About Professor Kristeva's Work:

Professor Kristeva is renowned for her work on the intersection of language and literature – witness, in particular, Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art (Blackwell, 1980) and Revolution in Poetic Language (Columbia University Press, 1984) and Language: The Unknown : An Initiation Into Linguistics (Columbia University Press, 1989).

Her more recent work has included a number of novels as well as philosophical studies involving the politics of language – for example, Hannah Arendt: Life is a Narrative (University of Toronto Press, 2001) which ‘explores Arendt's understanding of such concepts as language, self, body, and political space’ and Hatred and Forgiveness (Columbia University Press, 2010) where she ‘rearticulates her analysis of language, abjection, idealization, female sexuality, love, and forgiveness.’

She is the author of over 30 books and is the subject of 10 book-length studies including most recently Julia Kristeva: Art, Love, Melancholy, Philosophy, Semiotics and Psychoanalysis (2013). In 2004 she was the recipient of the Norwegian Government’s Holberg International Memorial Prize (worth €520,000), the citation reading: ‘Julia Kristeva’s innovative explorations of questions on the intersection of language, cul­ture and literature have inspired research across the humanities and the social sciences throughout the world’.

We will be updating this page regularly with details of Professor Kristeva's events schedule as it is arranged. Please bookmark and come back soon.


Distinguished Visiting Professors

Profs Eagleton and Muldoon

Each year Professor Terry Eagleton and Professor Paul Muldoon, two of the world’s most distinguished figures within literary criticism and poetry respectively, each offer to our students a number of open lectures, MA seminars, and specialist PhD tutorials

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