Selected Publications

In Preparation
Alice Jardine. In Preparation. Visions of Catastrophe: The 21st Century 1950s Style.
Alice Jardine. In Preparation. “BOOMING: An Apocalyptic Memoir”.
Alice Jardine. In Preparation. “Picaresque Paris: Bringing Theory Back to Life”.
At the Risk of Thinking: An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva
Alice Jardine. 1/23/2020. At the Risk of Thinking: An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva. Edited by Mari Ruti. 1st ed., Pp. 400. New York: Bloomsbury. Publisher's VersionAbstract
At the Risk of Thinking is the first biography of Julia Kristeva–one of the most celebrated intellectuals in the world. Her some fifty books, translated across the globe, address topics such as the history of love, questions surrounding female genius, new forms of revolt, and the importance of understanding the history and influence of religion. She is the author of six novels and her prize-winning contributions have informed the fields of philosophy, literary criticism, critical theory, psychoanalysis, and feminism, among others.

Alice Jardine's biography brings Kristeva's work to a broader readership by connecting Kristeva's personal journey–from her childhood in Communist Bulgaria to her adult life as an international public intellectual based in Paris–with the history of her ideas. This itinerary has recently taken on new meaning as Kristeva has been accused of spying for the Bulgarian Secret Services in the early 1970s–a totally unanticipated slap in the face by history. Informed in part by extensive interviews with Kristeva herself, this telling of a remarkable woman's life story also clearly analyzes the complexities of Kristeva's writing, emphasizing her call for an urgent revival of bold interdisciplinary thinking in order to understand–and to act–in today's world.
Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking: On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva
Alice Jardine. 2017. “Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking: On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva.” In New Forms of Revolt: Essays on Kristeva's Intimate Politics, Pp. 195–212. Albany: SUNY Press. Publisher's Version at_the_risk_of_thinking_-_on_writing.pdf
Alice Jardine. 2010. “What Feminism?” French Culture, Politics, and Society, 28, 2, SPECIAL ISSUE: Simone de Beauvoir: ENGAGEMENTS, CONTEXTS, RECONSIDERATIONS , Pp. 66–74. Publisher's Version what_feminism.pdf
Alice Jardine. 2007. “Thinking Wittig's Differences: "Or Failing That, Invent".” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 13, 4, Pp. 455–66. Publisher's Version thinking_wittigs_differences.pdf
Living Attention: On Teresa Brennan
2007. Living Attention: On Teresa Brennan. New York : SUNY University Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Interdisciplinary exploration of the scope and impact of Teresa Brennan’s lifework.

As an internationally respected feminist philosopher, radical social and political theorist, and tireless activist, Teresa Brennan (1952–2003) was one of the most provocative thinkers of our time. Living Attention is a tribute to the significance of her thought and a testament to the transformative power of her life.

This book demonstrates the scope of Brennan’s thought as it continues to challenge academics, public intellectuals, and government leaders. Her concerns ranged from the implications of psychoanalytic theory to relations between men and women to the effects of globalization on our ecological system. The contributors to this volume―from a broad variety of disciplines, including philosophy, literature, government, literary and critical theory, and women’s studies―take up Brennan’s call to radical thinking and, by examining different aspects of Brennan’s work, critically engage with her oeuvre.
Alice Jardine. 10/1/2005. “The Game Show: An Excerpt from BOOMING": A Millenial Memoir.” Women's Studies Quarterly, 33, 3-4, Gender and Culture in the 1950s, Pp. 261–84. Publisher's VersionAbstract
An excerpt from Chapter 6 of Alice Jardine's BOOMING: A Millennial Memoir is presented. The chapter shows several extraordinary women who staged a game show.
Alice Jardine. 2005. “The Invisible Woman In the Academy: Or, Murder Still Without A Text.” Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 24, 2, The Feminist Legacy of Carolyn Heilbrun, Pp. 223–29. Publisher's Version the_invisible_woman_in_the_academy.pdf
Alice Jardine. 2002. “Dolphins, Dying Rooms, And Destabilized Demographics: Or, Loving Anna In A Transmodern World.” Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 21, 2, The Adoption Issue, Pp. 333–45. Publisher's Version dolphins_dying_rooms_and_destabilized_demographics.pdf
Flashback, Flash Forward: The 50's, the 90's and the Transformed Politics of Remote Control
Alice Jardine. 1995. “Flashback, Flash Forward: The 50's, the 90's and the Transformed Politics of Remote Control.” In Secret Agents: The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism and Fifties America. New York: Routledge. Amazon
Alice Jardine. 2/1992. “Illiberal Reporting.” The Women's Review of Books, 9 , 5 , Pp. 27–29. illiberal_reporting.pdf
Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France
1991. Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France. New York: Columbia University Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Fifteen of the most important and influential women fiction writers, critics, and theorists writing in France today are interviewed in Shifting Scenes. Although their writing and attitudes differ in many ways, their work is perceived in the U.S. to constitute "French Feminism," and has a marked impact on American feminist theory.

Alice Jardine and Anne Menke interviewed Chantal Chawaf, Helene Cixous, Catherine Clement, Francoise Collin, Marguerite Duras, Claudine Herrmann, Jeanne Hyvrard, Luce Irigaray, Sarah Kofman, Julia Kristeva, Eugenie Lemoine-Luccioni, Marcelle Marini, Michele Montrelay, Christiane Rochefort, and Monique Wittig. The women were asked what it means to be a woman writer in France today and how each views her relations to her country's institutions, and the place of women writers in the canon. the answers are lively, unexpectedly argumentative, and diverse. What these highly accomplished women have to say about contemporary society, politics, literature, feminism, and their own work, will surprise, inform, and challenge.

Notes for An Analysis
1989. “Notes for An Analysis.” In Between Feminism and Psychoanalysis, Pp. 73–85. London: Routledge. notes_for_an_analysis.pdf
Men in Feminism
1987. Men in Feminism. New York and London: Methuen. AmazonAbstract
The first substantial attempt to produce a dialogue between feminists and their male allies, this collection of essays assesses the benefits or disadvantages of male participation in feminism.
Alice Jardine. 1985. “Death Sentences: Writing Couples and Ideology.” Poetics Today, 6, 1–2, Pp. 119–131. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Reprinted in The Female Body in Western Culture, ed. Susan Suleiman (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986).

Gynesis: Configurations of Woman and Modernity
Alice Jardine. 1985. Gynesis: Configurations of Woman and Modernity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. AmazonAbstract
Alice Jardine charts the territories and landscapes of contemporary French thought, focusing on such concepts as "woman" and "the feminine," and relating them to the problem of modernity. Interdisciplinary in her approach, she confronts and addresses important psychoanalytic, philosophical, and fictional texts that are largely the work of male writers.