New Maladies of the SoulNew Maladies of the Soul

New Maladies of the Soul poses a troubling question about the human subject in the West today: Is the psychic space that we have traditionally known disappearing?

Author: Julia Kristeva

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231099835


Page: 242

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New Maladies of the Soul poses a troubling question about the human subject in the West today: Is the psychic space that we have traditionally known disappearing?

Psychoanalysis Aesthetics and Politics in the Work of Julia KristevaPsychoanalysis Aesthetics and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva

Kristeva insists that the new maladies of the soul are not the result of ... Abu Ghraib is a symptom of what she calls this “new malady of civilization” insofar as violent sadomasochistic abuses are performed and even photographed in ...

Author: Kelly Oliver

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438426570


Page: 253

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Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.

The Highway of DespairThe Highway of Despair

In New Maladies of the Soul, she notes: Doctors of antiquity returned to the metaphysical distinction between the body and the soul and came up with a viable analogy that prefigured modern psychiatry: they spoke of “maladies of the ...

Author: Robyn Marasco

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231538893


Page: 240

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Hegel's "highway of despair," introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, is the tortured path traveled by "natural consciousness" on its way to freedom. Despair, the passionate residue of Hegelian critique, also indicates fugitive opportunities for freedom and preserves the principle of hope against all hope. Analyzing the works of an eclectic cast of thinkers, Robyn Marasco considers the dynamism of despair as a critical passion, reckoning with the forms of historical life forged along Hegel's highway. The Highway of Despair follows Theodor Adorno, Georges Bataille, and Frantz Fanon as they each read, resist, and reconfigure a strand of thought in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Confronting the twentieth-century collapse of a certain revolutionary dialectic, these thinkers struggle to revalue critical philosophy and recast Left Hegelianism within the contexts of genocidal racism, world war, and colonial domination. Each thinker also re-centers the role of passion in critique. Arguing against more recent trends in critical theory that promise an escape from despair, Marasco shows how passion frustrates the resolutions of reason and faith. Embracing the extremism of what Marx, in the spirit of Hegel, called the "ruthless critique of everything existing," she affirms the contemporary purchase of radical critical theory, resulting in a passionate approach to political thought.

The Future of ValuesThe Future of Values

How can we prevent and cure these new maladies of the soul ? Julia Kristeva examines the psychic deficiencies of the contemporary soul and describes the psychoanalytic experience in terms of a rebellious creativity .

Author: Jerome Binde

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571814426


Page: 352

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This volume brings together about 50 scientists and researchers from the four corners of the world to redefine and anticipate tomorrow's values, and reflect on the direction these values may lead humanity.--Publisher's description.

French Feminists on ReligionFrench Feminists on Religion

It was translated into English by Ross Guberman in New Maladies of the Soul ( Columbia University Press , 1995 ) . Editors ' introduction EW MALADIES OF THE SOUL , the loosely thematic collection of essays from which this piece ...

Author: Morny Joy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415215374


Page: 291

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French Feminists on Religion: A Reader offers the first representative selection of important writings by French feminist thinkers on the topic of religion, including the most influential and provocative texts on the subject from Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Hlne Cixous, Monique Wittig and Catherine Clment. Each thinker is introduced by a bibliographical preface, while individual essays are preceded by an editorial commentary explaining the context and significance of each piece for the study of religion. The collected texts cover a broad range of religious practices and discourses focusing primarily on Jewish and Christian concerns, but including elements of ancient Goddess traditions, Witchcraft, Hinduism and Buddhism. Critically examined themes include: * Jewish and Christian notions of sin, defilement, purity and redemption; * the relationship between subjectivity and divinity, as conceived in the feminine; * the feminist re-imaging of the Virgin Mary, and of Catholic theologies of love; * the repression of the maternal in Judeo-Christian culture. Brought together for the first time in French Feminist on Religion: A Reader, these essays demonstrate the central importance of French feminism for the study of religion, and at the same time make evident the significance of religious themes, figures and concepts to the world of French feminists.

Julia Kristeva and Feminist ThoughtJulia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Here I want to draw attention to New Maladies of the Soul, where Kristeva illustrates at length the emergence of new patients who suffer from a society that no longer provides an adequate outlet for representation.4 New Maladies of the ...

Author: Birgit Schippers

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688173


Page: 208

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This book appraises the relationship between contemporary feminism and Julia Kristeva, a major figure in Continental thought. It addresses the conflicting range of feminist responses to Kristeva's key ideas and Kristeva's equally conflicting as well as am


Kristeva's own psychoanalytic practice, she claims in New Maladies of the Soul, attests to the singularity of each individual. Indeed, she claims that the psychoanalyst who fails to discover a new malady of the soul (beyond the ...

Author: S. K. Keltner

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745638973


Page: 189

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Julia Kristeva is one of the most creative and prolific writers to address the personal, social, and political trials of our times. Linguist, psychoanalyst, social and cultural theorist, and novelist, Kristeva′s broad interdisciplinary appeal has impacted areas across the humanities and social sciences. S. K. Keltner′s book provides the first comprehensive introduction to the breadth of Kristeva′s work. In an original and insightful analysis, Keltner presents Kristeva′s thought as the coherent development and elaboration of a complex, multidimensional threshold constitutive of meaning and subjectivity. The threshold′ indicates Kristeva′s primary sphere of concern, the relationship between the speaking being and its particular social and historical conditions; and Kristeva′s interdisciplinary approach. Kristeva′s vision, Keltner argues, opens a unique perspective within contemporary discourses attentive to issues of meaning, subjectivity, and social and political life. By emphasizing Kristeva′s attention to the permeable borders of psychic and social life, Keltner offers innovative readings of the concepts most widely discussed in Kristeva scholarship: the semiotic and symbolic, abjection, love, and loss. She also provides new interpretations of some of the most controversial issues surrounding Kristeva′s work, including Kristeva′s conceptions of intimacy, social and cultural difference, and Oedipal subjectivity, by contextualizing them within her methodological approach and oeuvre as a whole. Julia Kristeva: Thresholds is an engaging and accessible introduction to Kristeva′s theoretical and fictional works that will be of interest to both students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences.

Clint Eastwood s AmericaClint Eastwood s America

Jeanine Herman (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010), p. 279. 24 Ibid., p. 302. 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 Kristeva, New Maladies of the Soul, trans. Ross Guberman (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), p. 120.

Author: Sam B. Girgus

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745650401


Page: 328

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The steady rise of Clint Eastwood’s career parallels a pressing desire in American society over the past five decades for a figure and story of purpose, meaning, and redemption. Eastwood has not only told and filmed that story, he has come to embody it for many in his public image and film persona. Eastwood responds to a national yearning for a vision of individual action and initiative, personal responsibility, and potential for renewal. An iconic director and star for his westerns, urban thrillers, and adventure stories, Eastwood has taken film art to new horizons of meaning in a series of masterpieces that engage the ethical and moral consciousness of our times, including Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and Mystic River. He revolutionized the war film with the unprecedented achievement of filming the opposing sides of the same historic battle in Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, using this saga to present a sharply critical representation of the new America that emerged out of the war, a society of images and spectacles. This timely examination of Clint Eastwood’s oeuvre against the backdrop of contemporary America will be fascinating reading for students of film and popular culture, as well as readers with interests in Eastwood’s work, and American film and culture.

Kristeva s FictionKristeva s Fiction

New York: Columbia University Press. ———. 1992. The Samurai. Translated by Barbara Bray. ... Les Nouvelles maladies de l'âme. Paris: Fayard. ———. 1993a. ... New Maladies of the Soul. Translated by Ross Guberman.

Author: Benigno Trigo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438448282


Page: 204

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The first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan printmaker and graphic artist Rimer Cardillo, presented in both English and Spanish.

Roman ErrorRoman Error

New York: Library Classics of the United States. Joshel, Sandra R. 2010. Slavery in the Roman World. ... New York: William Morrow. Karcher, Carolyn L. 1994. ... New Maladies of the Soul. New York: Columbia University Press.

Author: Basil Dufallo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198803034


Page: 320

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In the eyes of posterity, ancient Rome is deeply flawed. The list of censures is long and varied, from political corruption and the practice of slavery, to religious intolerance and sexual immorality, yet for centuries the Romans' "errors" have not only provoked opprobrium, but also inspired wayward and novel forms of thought and representation, themselves errant in the broad sense of the Latin verb. This volume is the first to examine this phenomenon in depth, treating examples from history, philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, and art history, from antiquity to the present, to examine how the Romans' faults have become the basis for creative experimentation, for rejections of prevailing ideology, even for comedy and delight. In demonstrating that the reception of Rome's missteps and mistakes has been far more complex than simply denouncing them as an exemplum malum to be shunned and avoided, it argues compellingly that these "alternative" receptions are historically important and enduringly relevant in their own right. "Roman error" comes to signify both ancient misstep and something that we may commit when engaging with Roman antiquity, whereby reception may even be conceived as "error" of a kind: while the volume ably addresses popular fascination with a wide range of Roman vices, including violence, imperial domination, and decadence, it also asks us to consider what makes certain receptions matter, how they matter, and why.