Since the publication of her first work, Semeiotikè, in 1969, Julia Kristeva has been at the forefront of critical analysis and cultural theory, helping to shape the field and define its methodology. With over twenty major volumes and innumerable prefaces and essays, hers is a prolific output that draws on many disciplines: linguistics, literary theory and criticism, psychoanalysis, biography and autobiography, political and cultural analysis, art and art history. Many of her works are indispensable terms of reference for contemporary cultural theory, since she is the architect of some of its central concepts and associated methodologies of recent years, such as intertextuality, the semiotic, and abjection.…
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Atack, Margaret. "Julia Kristeva". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 October 2005
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