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Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382639

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.001.0001

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Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking

Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking

On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva

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(p.243) Chapter Fifteen Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking
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Being Contemporary
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Alice Jardine

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0016

‘Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking: On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva’, written by Alice Jardine, discusses the task of writing an intellectual biography and highlights the state of the discipline and the role of the contemporary critic as an arbiter of categories whose task is to define the contemporary and contemporary studies. In his essay, Jardine asks ‘How can one operate critically as an intellectual when one’s corpus, one’s object of critique, has been produced by a living artist, philosopher-critic, or writer with whom one feels deep affinity?’

Keywords:   French and Francophone Studies, Literary Theory, Literary Criticism, European Literature, French Literature, French Culture, Cultural Studies, European Studies

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