Julia Kristeva comes to Stockholm

By on October 4, 2016

Julia Kristeva is one of France’s best known intellectuals and world-leading psychoanalytic thinkers. On October 13 to 15 collected The Kristeva Circle at Södertörn University with some sixty participants from thirteen countries. Julia Kristeva participate herself in the conference. Evening of October 14 there will also be a public conversation with Julia Kristeva at Modern Museum.

Julia Kristeva’s texts have inspired research in the humanities and social sciences throughout the world. Since 1980, she has had great significance for the development of feminist theory. Kristeva is currently professor emeritus at Diderot University of Paris (Université de Paris VII).

Julia Kristeva speaks at Södertörn University on October 13 at 16.00 entitled “Interpreting the Radical Evil”, that is: “How can we understand the radicalization from a psychoanalytic perspective?”

Evening of October 14 is organized in cooperation with the Moderna Museet a public conversation with Julia Kristeva. The conversation that emphasizes a more personal side of Kristeva is led by Cecilia Sjöholm and Carin Franzén. Kl. 18-19. Then mingle in Moderna Bar.

Julia Kristeva was born in Bulgaria and has lived and worked in France since 1966. In the 1960s she was active in the group around the journal Tel Quel, where she published groundbreaking articles on language and politics. Kristeva got educated as a psychoanalyst and during the 1980s emanated her thinking from the psychoanalytic practice. She explores the link between drives and languages, love and hate.

In her later books have Kristeva explored diverse topics such as the experience of being the Other, the religious faith and the feminine genius. She has also published works that attracted attention in the field of disability studies.

The conference is organized by the Department of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, and the Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University, with the support of CBEES, Research Council and the National Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation.

Thanks to the Modern Museum and the French Institute.

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