Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

2014.09.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elaine P. Miller, Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times, Columbia University Press, 2014, 245pp,
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2014.09.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elaine P. Miller, Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times, Columbia University Press, 2014, 245pp, $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231166829. Reviewed by Sara Beardsworth, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Scholarly monographs on Kristeva that seek today to illuminate her writings as a whole must find a path that both follows and unifies the myriad, ongoing intellectual journeys Kristeva has taken over nearly half a century. Elaine Miller achieves this in a distinctive way by using the device of couples to relate Kristeva to modern aesthetics and theories of the imagination from Kant to Melanie Klein. Although Hegel appears repeatedly, Kristeva's ideas are largely counterposed to his idealist aesthetics. Thinkers and writers in aesthetic theory and literature after Hegel form the couples productive of an understanding of Kristeva's thought on art and literature: Kristeva with. . .

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