Luce Irigaray – The Speculum of the Other Woman reading group

The reading group will begin on the 12th of November

Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray was first published in 1974 in French. Originally a student of the Jacques Lacan, after the publication of Speculum of the Other Woman Irigaray lost her university appointment at the prompting of Lacan himself. The book has been described as one of the most important works in feminist theory to have been published in this generation. In it Irigaray argues that for the profession of psychoanalysis female sexuality has remained a “dark continent,” unfathomable and unapproachable; its nature can only be misunderstood by those who continue to regard women in masculine terms.

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