Description - Luce Irigaray by Luce Irigaray
Luce Irigaray: Teaching explores ways to confront new issues in education. Three essays byIrigaray herself present the outcomes of her own experiments in this area and develop proposals for teaching people how to coexist in difference, reach self-affection, and rethink the relations between teachers and students. In the last few years, Irigaray has brought together young academics from various countries, universities and disciplines, all of whom were carrying out research into her work. These research students have received personal instruction from Irigaray and at the same time have learnt from one another by sharing with the group their own knowledge and experience. Most of the essays in this book are the result of this dynamic way of learning that fosters rigour in thinking as well as mutual respect for differences. The central themes of the volume focus on five cultural fields: methods of recovery from traumatic personal or cultural experience; the resources that arts offer for dwelling in oneself and with the other(s); the maternal order and feminine genealogy; creative interpretation and embodiment of the divine; and new perspectives in philosophy.
This innovative collaborative project between Irigaray and researchers involved in the study of her work gives a unique insight into the topics that have occupied this influential international theorist over the last thirty years.
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Author Biography - Luce Irigaray
Luce Irigaray is a French Feminist and psychoanalytic and cultural theorist. She was previously Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris and is now a visiting professor at the University of Liverpool, UK. She is widely acknowledged as one of France's most influential theorists. Mary Green is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Swansea University, UK.