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Abstract. In this essay I examine Julia Kristeva’s transgressive body of work as a strategic on what is, for Kristeva, a stylistically unique essay – “Stabat Mater” –. Stabat Mater Author(s): Julia Kristeva and Arthur Goldhammer Reviewed work(s): Source: Poetics Today, Vol. 6, No. 1/2, The Female Body in Western Culture. Specifically, I was interested in the connection between maternality and .. Kristeva’s analysis in “Stabat Mater” (Mother of Sorrows) highlights the way in which .. For discussion see Sara Beardsworth’s () introduction in Julia Kristeva.

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Issues recurrent in the essays include the problem of ethics; the relation between discourse and the life of the body; the formation and sublimation of narcissism; the pre-Oedipal function of the father; the functions of fantasy, imagination, and art; the relation of religion to the negation of woman; and the possibility of positive and playful religion.

Preview — Stabat Mater by Julia Kristeva. Julia Kristeva is a French psychoanalyst, sociologist, critic and philosopher. My library Help Advanced Book Search. She lives to reproduce, bring new life as appreciation for the life that she gained from her own mother when she was brought into existence — a life that will end and thus requires a re-production. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Joel marked it as to-read Jul 27, Josefin Lundh rated it it was ok Sep 13, The silent and unacknowledged tears of the Madonna at the feet of her son must be analyzed. The subject, for Kristeva, is the construction of identity that is assembled through language. Moises Ramirez — May 10, Monica rated it liked it Oct 21, This volume examines this rich body stabt work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into She researches on psychoanalysis of the Lacanian tradition, and has interest in semiotics.

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Stabat Mater (Kristeva)

Instead we find depictions only of her muted suffering and the labor invested for its proliferation. Trivia About Stabat Mater: Woman, thus, becomes alienated from herself, from her body as such, to the extent that she must produce another body within her own body — only to then have that other body removed from her.

The product that is formed is a baby born to operate and function to satisfy the demands of tsabat social structure over which woman, as silent and muted mother, has no command. Instead, the sorrow she expresses, which the Church appropriated to both humanize the messiah and make him welcomed into the wounded bleeding hearts of all mothers and sons, is a dialectic of creation and destruction: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Stabzt Virgin Mary, the Mother, receives no such acknowledgement, her life a result of the division between mother-as-self and mother-as-other to herself and to her child. Yet, her production is never recognized. Selected pages Title Page. Julia Kristeva works at a crucial intersection of contemporary disciplines: This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into problems in understanding religion.

Jesus did not thank his mother, who was with him at both the entrance and exit of his existence.

Stabat Mater: Julia Kristeva i urval av Ebba Witt-Brattström by Julia Kristeva

Special attention is given to two related themes: Lists with This Book. The themes of the relation between the symbolic structures of language and a pre-symbolic semiotics of the infant body, of the split and decentered subject, and of the opposition between desire and Jouissance ecstatic enjoyment participate in organizing the discussion.

Kristoffer rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Recognizing this abyss, we might ask, does the Virgin Mary mourn her son at his crucifixion, or is it possible that she mourns the loss of herself to the constant production of her child? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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