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Revolution in Poetic Language
Kristeva, Julia | with an Introduction by Leon S. Roudiez
Columbia University Press / Softcover / 1984-12-01 / 0231056435
Psychoanalysis & Literature / Poetry
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Translator's Preface
Introduction, by Leon S. Roudiez: Prolegomenon

Part 1. The Semiotic and the symbolic
1. The Phenomenological Subject of Enunciation
2. The Semiotic Chora Ordering the Drives
3. Husserl's Hyletic Meaning: A Natural Thesis
4. Hjelmslev's Presupposed Meaning
5. The Thetic: Rupture and/or Boundary
6. The Mirror and Castration Positing the Subject as Absent from the Signifier
7. Frege's Notion of Signification: Enunciation and Denotation
8. Breaching the Thetic: Mimesis
9. The Unstable Symbolic. Substitutions in the Symbolic: Fetishism
10. The Signifying Process
11. Poetry That is Not a Form of Murder
12. Genotext and Phenotext
13. Four Signifying Practices

Part 2. Negativity: Rejection1. The Fourth "Term" of the Dialectic
2. Independent and Subjugated "Force" in Hegel
3. Negativity as Transversal to Thetic Judgment
4. "Kinesis," "Cura," "Desire"
5. Humanitarian Desire
6. Non-Contradiction Neutral Peace
7. Freud's Notion of Expulsion Rejection

Part 3. Heterogeneity
1. The Dichotomy and Heteronomy of Drives
2. Facilitation, Stasis, and the Thetic Moment
3. The Homological Economy of the Representamen
4. Through the Principle of Language
5. Skepticism and Nihilism in Hegel and in the Text

Part 4. Practice
1. experience is not Practice
2. The Atomistic Subject of Practice in Marxism
3. Calling Back Rupture within Practice - Experience-in-Practice
4. The Text as Practice, Distinct from Transference Discourse
5. The Second Overturning of the Dialectic after Political Economy, Aesthetics
6. Madoror and Poems, Laughter as Practice
7. The Expenditure of a Logical Conclusion: Igitur


Julia Kristeva is an internationally known psychoanalyst and critic, is Professor of Linguistics at the University de Paris VII and chief proponent of semanalyse, a term she coined to name the discipline that blends semiotics with pyschoanalysis.Noted by the San Fransisco Chronicle-Examiner as a woman whose writings demonstrate "her amazing command of history, politics, literature, linguistics, and psychoogy," Kristeva recently hosted a French television series and is the author of many critically acclaimed books published by Columbia University Press in translation, including Time and Sense: Proust and the Experience of Literature and the novel, Possessions.

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