A 'Sex'tet on Love: New Visions for Female Subjectivity and Mutuality

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288508
Title:
A 'Sex'tet on Love: New Visions for Female Subjectivity and Mutuality
Authors:
Neufeld, Jennifer
Abstract:
A love ethic is the ground of agency and subjectivity for both men and women, and mutuality is the heart of love. Many feminist scholars are working to articulate and understand love by examining women's identity and language. In this thesis, I explore a language used for love and desire through theoretical examination and poetic expression. Using a dialectical relationship between the text and the reader, this project demonstrates that mutual love depends on access to language that can express love and sexuality. Three central texts are used: 'All About Love: New Visions' by bell hooks, 'I Love to You: Sketch of a Possible Felicity in History' by Luce Irigaray and 'Love Lyrics from the Bible: The Song of Songs, a New Translation' by Marcia Falk. In six sections of theoretic analysis and poetry, I show that female subjectivity and agency are conditions for mutuality in both love and sexuality.
Advisors:
Olthuis, James H.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
May-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288508
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30196.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Love in literature; Agent (Philosophy); Subjectivity in literature; Subjectivity; Feminism--Philosophy; Sexism in language
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorOlthuis, James H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNeufeld, Jenniferen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T14:13:14Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-06T14:13:14Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2006-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288508-
dc.description.abstractA love ethic is the ground of agency and subjectivity for both men and women, and mutuality is the heart of love. Many feminist scholars are working to articulate and understand love by examining women's identity and language. In this thesis, I explore a language used for love and desire through theoretical examination and poetic expression. Using a dialectical relationship between the text and the reader, this project demonstrates that mutual love depends on access to language that can express love and sexuality. Three central texts are used: 'All About Love: New Visions' by bell hooks, 'I Love to You: Sketch of a Possible Felicity in History' by Luce Irigaray and 'Love Lyrics from the Bible: The Song of Songs, a New Translation' by Marcia Falk. In six sections of theoretic analysis and poetry, I show that female subjectivity and agency are conditions for mutuality in both love and sexuality.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30196.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectLove in literatureen_GB
dc.subjectAgent (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subjectSubjectivity in literatureen_GB
dc.subjectSubjectivityen_GB
dc.subjectFeminism--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subjectSexism in languageen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLove--Religious aspects--Christianityen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLove in literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshAgent (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshSubjectivity in literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshFeminist theoryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshSexism in languageen_GB
dc.titleA 'Sex'tet on Love: New Visions for Female Subjectivity and Mutualityen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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