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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Sara marked it as to-read Jul 27, Instead we find depictions only of her muted suffering and the labor invested for its proliferation. Religion, Women, and Psychoanalysis. 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.

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

Through an act of speaking, similar to the Cartesian cogito, the self becomes self-aware and realized. The product that is formed is a baby born to operate and function to satisfy the demands of a social structure over which woman, as silent and muted mother, has no command. Special attention is given to two related themes: Joel marked it as to-read Jul 27, 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jesus did not thank his mother, who was with him at both the entrance and exit of his existence.


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 maer 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.

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. A life reduced to nurturing and mourning — milk and tears. To see what your krusteva thought of this book, please sign up.

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The installation of morals and teachings — the framework for receiving language as such — was not lamented, even by Jesus upon the crucifix. Open Preview See a Problem? This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into Return to Book Page.

She researches on psychoanalysis of the Lacanian tradition, and has interest in semiotics. Account Options Sign in. Yet, her production is never recognized. Selected pages Title Page.

Monica rated it liked it Oct 21, The silent and unacknowledged tears of the Madonna at the feet of her son must be analyzed.

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Kristeva on Maternal Self-Mourning

Abjection and sacrifice in religion, the dynamics of Christian love and faith, the relation between the doctrine of the Virgin Mary and the experience of motherhood, and the question of feminism and its sometimes quasi-religious forms are also thematic.


Johan Kronquist rated it really liked it Feb 22, She also founded the Simone de Beauvoir Prize.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into problems nulia understanding religion. The subject, for Kristeva, is the construction of identity that is assembled through language. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

To ask other readers questions about Stabat Materplease sign up. 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: Preview — Stabat Mater by Julia Kristeva. The 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.

Camilla rated it liked it Oct 03, Josefin Lundh rated it it was ok Sep 13, In April ofWith emphasis on the woman-as-mother, it is through silence that a woman is detached from her voice as subject. Trivia About Stabat Mater: Moises Ramirez — May 10, Beatrice added it Apr 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Julia Kristeva works at a crucial intersection of contemporary disciplines: 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?