2013 Simone de Beauvoir Prize

The 2013 Simone de Beauvoir Prize has been awarded to Malala Yousafzai, a Pakastani student, activist, and blogger who survived an assasination attempt in October 2012. More information about Yousafzai can be found here. The Simone de Beauvoir Prize was founded by Julia Kristeva in 2008. Previous recipients include: Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Taslima Nasreen, Ai Xiaoming and Jianmei Guo, and the One Million Signatures organization.


Call for Papers: Kristeva at the MLA

Please consider submitting a paper for a Kristeva panel at the South Central Modern Language Association in New Orleans, October 3-5, 2013. The session is part of the Women in French Sessions of the conference. 250-300 word abstracts (in French or English) should be sent to panel organizer Irene Ivantcheva-Merjanska (ivantcii@mail.uc.edu) by February 28, 2013. The theme of the panel is New Approaches to Interpreting Julia Kristeva: Theorician of literature, linguist, psychoanalyst, and novelist/Nouvelles approaches à l’égard de Julia Kristeva: théoricienne de la littérature, linguiste, psychanalyste et romancière. 


Kristeva Circle at the APA 

The Kristeva Circle will host a panel entitled "Julia Kristeva Today" at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association December 27-30, 2012. The panel will take place on Saturday December 29th 1:30-4:30 with papers from Rebecca Tuvel, Pleshette DeArmitt, and Noelle McAfee. If you are attending the Eastern APA, please join us!

GIX - 9.  Society for the Philosophy of Creativity & Kristeva Circle
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Topic: Julia Kristeva Today
Chair: Sarah Hansen (Drexel University)
Speakers: Pleshette DeArmitt (University of Memphis)
"Kristeva’s Radical Revaluation of (Woman’s) Work"
Noëlle McAfee (Emory University)               
“The Interiorization of Mortality: the Unconscious and Kristeva's Death Drive"
Rebecca Tuvel (Vanderbilt University)
"The Oedible Kristeva: Finding Resources for An Animal Ethics in Colette"


Kristeva will deliver keynote at 2014 Circle

The 2014 meeting of the Kristeva Circle will feature keynotes by Julia Kristeva and Tina Chanter. The conference is scheduled for March 27-30, 2014. Abstracts are due on October 15, 2013. Please circulate the CFP


Special Issue on Julia Kristeva

The Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy invites submissions for a special issue on Julia Kristeva's recent writings. The CFP is available for download here.