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[CANCELLED] Evenings with an Author: Alice Jardine [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]
July 7 @ 17 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min
This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for a future date and will make an announcement on our homepage and through our eNewsletter, eLibris, as soon as we have more information. Thank you for your understanding.
*Covid-19 Update: Although our physical space has temporarily closed, the Library will continue with its Evening with an Author programming during the period of confinement. Our events will continue to be free and open to the public, via Zoom. We have moved the events up, to begin at 17h00 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.
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.
Alice 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 Difference (1980), Gynesis: Configurations of Woman and Modernity (1985), Living Attention: On Teresa Brennan (2007), and, as translator, Julia Kristeva’s Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art (ed. Leon Roudiez, trans. Thomas Gora, Alice Jardine and Leon Roudiez, 1980)