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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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 narcissism; 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.

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.

Paperbackpages. Donia marked it as to-read Oct 22, Yet, her production is never recognized. Art and Religious Discourse in Aquinas and Kristeva. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Kristeva on Maternal Self-Mourning

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. 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.


Through an act of speaking, similar to the Cartesian cogito, the self becomes self-aware and realized. The subject, for Kristeva, is the construction staabat identity that is assembled through language.

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.

Stabat Mater (Kristeva)

This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into problems in understanding religion. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Return to Book Page.

Want to Read saving…. Instead, the sorrow she expresses, which the Church appropriated to both humanize the messiah and make him welcomed into kriateva wounded bleeding hearts of all mothers and sons, is a dialectic of creation and destruction: Josefin Lundh rated it it was ok Sep 13, To ask other readers questions about Stabat Materplease sign up. Feminism suffers in its 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 krosteva other body removed from her.

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Johan Kronquist rated it really liked it Feb 22, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The installation of morals and teachings — the framework for receiving language as such — was not lamented, even by Jesus upon the crucifix. Joel marked it as to-read Jul 27, Sara marked it as to-read Jul 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Camilla rated it liked it Oct 03, Julia Kristeva is a French psychoanalyst, sociologist, critic and philosopher. Monica rated it liked it Oct 21, A life reduced to nurturing and mourning — milk and tears.

Account Options Sign in. 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.

Recognizing this abyss, we might ask, does the Virgin Mary mourn her son at his crucifixion, or is it possible that mzter mourns the loss of herself to the constant production of her child? This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Books by Julia Kristeva. Jesus did not thank his mother, who was jluia him at both the entrance and exit of his existence.