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This volume explores the pre-Enlightenment roots of Luce Irigaray's thought and the impact of her writings on our understanding of classical, medieval, and Renaissance culture.
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Luce Irigaray and Premodern Culture

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This volume explores the pre-Enlightenment roots of Luce Irigaray's thought and the impact of her writings on our understanding of classical, medieval, and Renaissance culture.
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Meet the Author

Teresa Krier is Professor of English at Macalester College, and is author of Gazing on Secret Sights: Spenser, Classical Imitation, and the Decorums of Vision; and Birth Passages: Maternity and Nostalgia, Antiquity to Shakespeare. She is the editor of Refiguring Chaucer in the Renaissance. Elizabeth D. Harvey is Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. She is the author of Ventriloquized Voices: Feminist Theory and English Renaissance Texts; the co-editor of Women and Reason; and Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth Century English Poetry; and editor of Sensible Flesh: On Touch in Early Modern Culture. She is currently completing a book on early modern literature and medicine, Inscrutable Organs.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Future Anteriors: Luce Irigaray's Transmutations of the Past 2. Mére Marine: Narrative and Natality in Homer and Virgil 3. What Does Matter Want? Irigaray, Plotinus, and the Human Condition 4. Coming into the Word: Desdemona's Story 5. 'Mutuall Elements': Irigaray's Donne 6. Spenser's Marine Unconscious 7. 'That Glorious Slit': Irigaray and the Medieval Devotion to Christ's Side Wound 8. Early Modern Blazons and the Rhetoric Wonder: Turning Towards an Ethics of Sexual Difference 9. Gynephobia and Culture Change: An Irigarayan Just-So Story 10. The Commodities Dance: Exchange and Escape in Irigaray's Quand nos lèvres se parlent and Catherine Des Roches' Dialogue d'Iris et Pasithèe 11. Afterword

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