New Forms of Revolt
What is revolt, and how does it set its mark on society? How does it feel? Could 'revolt', called 'riot' on web, be — at this digital age — in the process of shaking up humankind of its dream of hyperconnectedness?
Julia Kristeva proposes a new interpretation of the experience of revolt: far from simply a negation or contestation of the norm, revolt is a transvaluation of memory, a reconstruction of subjectivity. Setting out from this definition, Kristeva stresses the personal experience of revolt as an infinite refounding of the self, and as a motor of social change.
This lecture is the last in a series of five Holberg Anniversary Lectures. It was held at the University of Bergen, on Wednesday 26.11.2014
The Holberg Anniversary Lectures 2014
As a part of the ten-year anniversary celebration of the Holberg Prize, five Laureates were invited to hold guest lectures at Norwegian Universities during fall 2014.