Kristeva on Saint Teresa of Avila

thereseJulia Kristeva, professor emeritus at the University of Paris VII Diderot, will give a talk on her book, Therese, My Love, on Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Heights Room in Corcoran Commons. Kristeva, whose writings on semiotics and psychoanalysis have influenced the humanities and feminist theory, was the inaugural recipient of Norway’s Holberg Prize in recognition of her “innovative explorations of questions on the intersection of language, culture and literature.” She is the author of some 30 books, including: Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholy, Female Genius: Life, Madness, Words: Hannah Arendt, Melanie Klein, Colette: A Trilogy, This Incredible Need to BelieveMurder in Byzantium, and her newest, Instincts Time. Sponsors: The Philosophy Department’s Albert J. Fitzgibbons Lecture Series and Lesley University’s Psychology and the Other Institute. Co-sponsors: Theology Department and the Consulate General of France.

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