Julia Kristeva (1). Her Views of the Semiotics. Her Life and Works . Raised in communist Bulgaria . At the age of 25 she left for Paris with a doctoral research fellowship in hand. By1967 her articles were already appearing in the most prestigious reviews, Critique and Tel Quel .
Her Views of the Semiotics
1. Her attempt to bring the body back into discourses in the human sciences;
2. Her focus on the significance of the maternal and preoedipal in the constitution of subjectivity;
3. Her revision of contemporary linguistics which focused on the communicative function of language (e.g. generative grammar, speech acts). genotext, as semiotic disposition
(The genotext exists within the phenotext, which is the perceivable signifying system.)
(Her notion of abjection as an explanation for oppression and discrimination. source)
0. semiotics – resisted by some other schools as being ‘obscure’, ‘gratuitous,’ ‘schematic’ or impoverishing’ (274). We need to formulate a theory of its evolution and link it with Marxism.
Problems of Semiotics re-defined: