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Session 7: Luce Irigaray


Theology Reading Group

invite you to our next session on

Luce Irigaray

The session will take place on Wednesday, 5th June, at 5 pm

in Seminar Room 1 in the Wolfson Research Exchange (the Library's 3rd floor extension).

irigaray2.jpgLuce Irigaray is considered one of the most influential contemporary thinkers. She is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A Doctor of Philosophy, Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Through more than thirty books, her thought develops in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical, to the scientific, the political and the poetic. Her work focuses on the culture of the relation between two subjects, first masculine and feminine – a relation that she considers the basis of all other relations respectful of difference. Ahead of Professor Irigaray's visit to Warwick on Friday 7th June, this reading group is chance to explore and discuss how Irigaray rethinks familiar religious and spiritual ideas in terms of the culture of difference she develops in her philosophical work. In this session we will focus on the philosophical and theological dimensions of Irigaray's work and explore the possible implications of her reworking of traditional theology.

The session, run in collaboration with Katharina Karcher from the Institute of Advanced Study, will be chaired by Dr. Liz Sage, our special guest speaker from the University of Sussex.

The reading for the session includes two chapters from Irigaray's Key Writings (ed. Luce Irigaray, London & New York: Continuum 2004):
Chapter 13: The Redemption of Women (pp. 150 - 164)
Chapter 15: Spiritual Tasks for Our Age (pp. 171 - 185)

If you would like to read the chapters, please email the organisers: Joanna ( or Máté (