Seminar

“Irigaray: Imaginary Female and Female Imaginary”

Seminar
“Irigaray: Imaginary Female and Female Imaginary”

Zeynep Direk

“Irigaray: Imaginary Female and Female Imaginary”

In her book Speculum of the Other Woman (Speculum de l’Autre Femme, 1974) Luce Irigaray argues that the female sexual difference could not emerge in the phallocentric economy of meaning, and that the female, represented as the opposite of the male, is in fact regarded in masculine terms. How is the female imagined in the phallocentric economy of meaning? What sort of a female imaginary is necessary to allow the emergence of the female outside this economy? How are the relationships between the real, the imaginary and the symbolic established in Irigaray?

Zeynep Direk received her doctoral degree from the University of Memphis in 1998, and served as a faculty member at the Department of Philosophy of Galatasaray University until 2014. Since 2014 she has been a professor at the Department of Philosophy of Koç University. She is the editor of Derrida Critical Assessments (Routledge, 2001) and A Companion to Derrida (Blackwell, 2014). Direk is the author of two books; Başkalık Deneyimi (Yapı Kredi, 2005) and Cinsel Farkın İnşası (Metis, 2018). She has published a number of articles in Turkish, English, and French on the subjects of Feminism, Continental Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Ethics. She has worked as an editor on various books, including Cinsiyetli Olmak (Yapı Kredi, 2004), Sonsuza Tanıklık (Metis, 2003), Dünyanın Teni (Metis, 2017), Jean-Paul Sartre: Tarihin Sorumluluğunu Almak (Metis, 2010), Irk Kavramını Kim İcât Etti? (Metis, 2001), Çağdaş Fransız Düşüncesi (Epos, 2004), Levinas Okumaları (Pinhan, 2011), Platon'un Eczanesi (Pinhan, 2011), and Cinsiyeti Yazmak (Yapı Kredi, 2016).

The event is free of charge. Invitations available from the Akbank Sanat ticket office on the event day, one hour before the event begins.

14 March 2019 Thursday 18:30

Akbank Sanat

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