Love's Circumscriptions - the self in hide(ing) - : Surviving and Reviving the Truth

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/290722
Title:
Love's Circumscriptions - the self in hide(ing) - : Surviving and Reviving the Truth
Authors:
Leaman, Michele
Abstract:
I trace Jacques Derrida's notions of self and truth in Circumfession. This text paints a gruesome self-portrait depicting the inescapable violence of subjectivity. The self is born in blood. Derrida courageously confesses to being a casualty of this lovelessness. Similarly, exploring the depth of patriarchy's inscriptions requires facing the painful truth of my bleeding self. Investigating these wounds seems to reopen them, making me complicit in my own oppression. Drawing from the rich narrative of Ingeborg Bachmann's novel Malina, I allow feminists such as Helene Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Drucilla Cornell and bell hooks to engage Derrida's notions of the wounded and wounding self. Beginning in this bloody place, they attempt to write a way-out of the disempowering systems of subjectivity to which the female self seems confined. They write in order that love will bleed some light on the struggle for empowered female subjectivity, re-writing the self as a space of love rather than violence.
Advisors:
Olthuis, James H.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Nov-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/290722
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Derrida, Jacques; Derrida, Jacques. Circumfession (1993); Truth; Love in literature; Love; Irigaray, Luce; Self (Philosophy); Bennington, Geoffrey; Cixous, Helene, 1937-; Cornell, Drucilla; Women; Feminism; Hooks, Bell; Bachmann, Ingeborg, 1926-1973. Malina : a novel (1990)
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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 Philosophical Foundations
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorOlthuis, James H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeaman, Micheleen_GB
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dc.date.issued2005-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/290722-
dc.description.abstractI trace Jacques Derrida's notions of self and truth in Circumfession. This text paints a gruesome self-portrait depicting the inescapable violence of subjectivity. The self is born in blood. Derrida courageously confesses to being a casualty of this lovelessness. Similarly, exploring the depth of patriarchy's inscriptions requires facing the painful truth of my bleeding self. Investigating these wounds seems to reopen them, making me complicit in my own oppression. Drawing from the rich narrative of Ingeborg Bachmann's novel Malina, I allow feminists such as Helene Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Drucilla Cornell and bell hooks to engage Derrida's notions of the wounded and wounding self. Beginning in this bloody place, they attempt to write a way-out of the disempowering systems of subjectivity to which the female self seems confined. They write in order that love will bleed some light on the struggle for empowered female subjectivity, re-writing the self as a space of love rather than violence.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectDerrida, Jacquesen_GB
dc.subjectDerrida, Jacques. Circumfession (1993)en_GB
dc.subjectTruthen_GB
dc.subjectLove in literatureen_GB
dc.subjectLoveen_GB
dc.subjectIrigaray, Luceen_GB
dc.subjectSelf (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subjectBennington, Geoffreyen_GB
dc.subjectCixous, Helene, 1937-en_GB
dc.subjectCornell, Drucillaen_GB
dc.subjectWomenen_GB
dc.subjectFeminismen_GB
dc.subjectHooks, Bellen_GB
dc.subjectBachmann, Ingeborg, 1926-1973. Malina : a novel (1990)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshDerrida, Jacques--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTruth--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLove in literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshIrigaray, Luce--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshSelf (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshFeminist theoryen_GB
dc.titleLove's Circumscriptions - the self in hide(ing) - : Surviving and Reviving the Truthen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Philosophical Foundationsen_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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