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Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature

Abjection, Melanchola and Love: The Work of Julia Kristeva

Edited by John Fletcher and Andrew Benjamin
Warwick Studies in Philosophy and Literature

This volume begins with a new essay by Julia Kristeva, The Adolesent Novel, in which she examines the relation between novelistic writing and the experience of adolescence as an 'open structure'. It is this rich blend of the literary with the psychoanalytic that marks out Kristeva's work as central to current thinking, from semiotics and critical theory to feminism and psychoanalysis.

The essays in this volume offer profound insights into the workings of Kristeva's thought. Her persistent humanity and profound understanding of the dynamics of intention and creativity mark her out as one of the leading theoreticians of desire.