Evenings with an Author: Alice Jardine [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]


Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required

*Covid-19 Update: This fall, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign upEvenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.

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Please join us as we welcome Alice Jardine, author of At the Risk of Thinking: An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva.

At the Risk of Thinking is the first biography of Julia Kristeva–one of the most celebrated intellectuals in the world. Alice Jardine brings Kristeva’s work to a broader readership by connecting Kristeva’s personal journey, from her childhood in Communist Bulgaria to her adult life as an international public intellectual based in Paris, with the history of her ideas. Informed by extensive interviews with Kristeva herself, this telling of a remarkable woman’s life story also draws out the complexities of Kristeva’s writing, emphasizing her call for an urgent revival of bold interdisciplinary thinking in order to understand–and to act in–today’s world.

Dr. Jardine is Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. Her publications include The Future of DifferenceGynesis: Configurations of Woman and ModernityLiving Attention: On Teresa Brennan, and, as translator, Julia Kristeva’s Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art.


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