Julia Kristeva, born in Bulgaria, has lived and worked in France since 1966. She is a writer, psychoanalyst, and Professor Emerita of the University of Paris 7-Diderot, and a member of the Psychoanalytic Society of Paris. She has received Honorary Doctorates from numerous universities in the United States, Canada, and Europe where she teaches regularly. She was elected in France as an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur de l'Ordre du Mérite in 2011; the first Laureate of the Holberg Prize in 2004 (created by the Norwegian government to make up for the absence of the “Human Sciences” in the Nobel Prize competitions); and she obtained the Hannah Arendt Prize in 2006 and the Vaclav Havel Prize in 2008. She is the author of some 30 books, including: Revolution in Poetic Language, Tales of Love, Powers of Horror, Black Sun, Proust and the Sense of Time, the trilogy on female genius Hannah Arendt, Melanie Klein, and Colette, Hatred and Forgiveness, This Unbelievable Need to Believe, and, most recently, Pulsions du temps and Visions Capitales, as well as novels, including The Samurai, Murder In Byzantium, and the essay Thérèse, My Love. Almost all of her work is available in several world languages. Lecture is open to the public.