Julia Kristeva

Bulgarian philosopher, psychoanalyst & academic

Julia Kristeva (born 24 June 1941) is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, feminist, and novelist.

Julia Kristeva in 2008


  • The text is a practice that could be compared to political revolution: the one brings about in the subject what the other introduces into society.
    • Revolution in Poetic Language (1984), p. 17

Quotes about

  • My two favorite theorists are Kristeva and Bakhtin, both of them because they see writing as infinite possibility, in which one plays with cultural and linguistic conventions rather than being limited by them.
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