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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Yet, her production is never recognized.

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. Art and Religious Discourse in Aquinas and Kristeva.

The Virgin Mary, the Mother, receives kritseva such acknowledgement, her life a result of the division between mother-as-self and mother-as-other to herself and to her child.

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.

Beatrice added it Apr 16, Kristoffer rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Julia Kristeva works at a crucial intersection of contemporary disciplines: With emphasis on the woman-as-mother, it is through silence that a woman is detached from her voice as subject. Moises Ramirez — May 10, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into problems in understanding religion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Instead we find depictions jklia of her muted suffering and the labor invested for its proliferation. A life reduced to nurturing and mourning — milk and tears. Abysses rated it it was amazing Jul 28, The silent and unacknowledged tears of the Madonna at the feet of her son must be analyzed.

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Preview — Stabat Mater by Julia Kristeva. Kristeva positions the fate of woman, as experienced through medieval art depictions of the Madonna, as the figure who must suffer the detachment of self for the sake of the promulgation of the human species. Josefin Lundh rated it it was ok Sep 13, Joel marked it as to-read Jul 27, Monica rated it liked it Oct 21, Paperbackpages. Account Options Sign in. 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.

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The subject, for Kristeva, is the construction of identity that is assembled through language. Religion, Women, and Psychoanalysis. 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?


There are no discussion topics on this book julua. Through an act of speaking, similar to the Cartesian cogito, the self becomes self-aware and realized. Want to Read saving…. Johan Kronquist rated it really liked it Feb 22, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Jesus did not thank his mother, who was with him at both the entrance and exit of his existence. Trivia About Stabat Mater: Instead, krristeva 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: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She researches on psychoanalysis of the Lacanian tradition, and has interest in semiotics.

Kristeva on Maternal Self-Mourning

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