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The Idyll Eroticized

Will Buckingham

Will Buckingham is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. In addition to philosophy, he also writes fiction. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Until this point, there has only been one character on the stage: our hero, taking a stand in the midst of anonymous being and, through labour, fashioning a world where he might be at home. I say ‘he’, because it is very clear...

To Begin with Breathing Anew

Luce Irigaray

Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breathing with Luce Irigaray

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Many thanks to Nicole Fermon for agreeing to reread my English version of the text. Breathing as a condition for natural and spiritual life Breathing amounts to living, living in an autonomous way. Unfortunately, we defend badly...

Distance in Nearness

Luce Irigaray

Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sharing the World

Continuum, 2008

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...The Home of Self-Affection The other interrupts the system of cross-references of my world, re-opens my horizon and questions its finality. As such, the other undoes the familiarity that was mine. The other is always a stranger who crosses...

Feminist Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Companion to Continental Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...In spite of regular reports about the end of feminism as a social movement, at the start of the third millennium feminist philosophy is going through an astonishing period of renewal and growth. The diversification and expansion of feminist...

Third Wave Feminism, Derridean Ragpicking, and the Liberal Arts

Mary Caputi

Mary Caputi is Professor of Political Science at California State University at Long Beach, USA. She writes and teaches in many areas of contemporary political thought, including feminism, critical theory, psychoanalysis, and postmodernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts : Professions of Faith

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...One of the defining characteristics of third wave feminism is a preference for lived experience as opposed to the generalized abstractions of theory. While this eschewal of theory not does typify all of the third wave—which is famously...

Postscript: The Long Path Towards Being a Woman

Luce Irigaray

Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Birgitte H. Midttun

Birgitte H. Midttun

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Conversations

Continuum, 2008

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...My first and up to now only meeting with Luce Irigaray took place in Paris during the seminar ‘Luce Irigaray and the Future of Sexual Difference’ (directed by the Centre for Women and Gender Studies, University of Bergen, Norway, September...
...Reprinted with permission from Continental Philosophy Review 36 (2003): 391–413. The need for new figures of subjectivity It is a commonplace of feminist theory in both European and Anglophone contexts to say that the neutral, universal...

Introduction

Teresa Rizzo

Teresa Rizzo is currently lecturer in film studies at the University of New South Wales, where she also gained her PhD. She has previously taught as Lecturer in Screen Studies at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deleuze and Film : A Feminist Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...One of the central motifs of the work of Gilles Deleuze is a refusal to make any rigid separation of subject and object, in either form or content. For instance, in his interviews with Claire Parnet, the distinction between subject...

Merleau-Ponty vivant

Katherine J. Morris

Katherine J. Morris is Fellow in Philosophy at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, UK. Her previous publications include Sartre (Blackwell, 2007) and, with Gordon Baker, Descartes' Dualism (Routledge, 1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Starting with Merleau-Ponty

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Even as I was putting the finishing touches on the manuscript for this book, new writings were appearing which bore out the assertion that Merleau-Ponty's spirit lives on. So too was a constant stream of new evidence of the continued...
...In the following, I consider the political potential of Luce Irigaray's theory of the breath. I ask – are there historical moments in which a return to the breath, and thus a return to the self, has provoked real change in society? In order...