Tag Archives: Irigaray

So, You Want to Overcome Metaphysics?

I’ve certainly never claimed to be a metaphysician.  Nevertheless, it’s hard not to be one.  Especially by accident. I’ve just had the pleasure of spending a week at Luce Irigaray’s annual symposium at the University of Bristol, where I was … Continue reading

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What are Little Kids Made of, in Theory?

Over the past six weeks of this serial essay I have taken up what I consider to be some of the most important conceptual frameworks through which to think the generation of children, particularly in relation to their adult others.  … Continue reading

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Born of the Interval: Irigaray’s Ethics of Difference

Text Abbreviations: IBSW: In The Beginning, She Was KW: Luce Irigaray: Key Writings TBT: To Be Two WL: The Way of Love Introduction Luce Irigaray’s work has, unfairly, been rather willfully read stateside, resulting in her frequent dismissal as an … Continue reading

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Masturbation and Pedagogization: Foucault’s Genealogy of Child Sexuality

I hope the suggestion of yet another pronouncement on Foucault’s History of Sexuality isn’t too allergic of a notion to you, reader (but don’t worry: I’m not limiting myself to that text in isolation anyways).  I think this post makes … Continue reading

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Love, Not Actually

Surprise: the end of semester has signaled a return to reading psychoanalysis (isn’t it the perpetual return?) and in particular a return to the problem of thinking love.  I’ve been reading across texts authored both by practitioners and theorists of … Continue reading

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What about Psychoanalysis as a Theory of the Child?

I admittedly reserve my staunchest theoretical ambivalence for psychoanalysis and depth psychology.  Though it is simple enough to note that the psychoanalytic moment in critical theory and the humanities is largely over, as a scholar interested in children and childhood … Continue reading

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