Luce Irigaray Paris Seminar 2017


for the Global Center for Advanced Studies

Director Creston Davis

2–6 October 2017

venue: Centre Sèvres, 38, rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris


Monday, 2 October, 10:00–13:00

‘Why Freudian Psychoanalysis Could not Rescue Nietzsche?’

Readings to prepare the lesson:

  • Nietzsche, Friedrich: Genealogy of Morality
  • Irigaray, Luce: Speculum, on the Other Woman. Part I: The blind spot of an old dream of Symmetry. (Cornell University Press 1985, trans. Gillian C. Gill).


Tuesday, 3 October, 10:00–13:00

‘Touch as Mediation towards a New Culture’

Readings to prepare the lesson:

  • Irigaray, Luce: Perhaps cultivating touch can still save us? (In Building a New World, Palgrave 2015, ed. by Luce Irigaray and Michael Marder).
  • Irigaray, Luce: The Return. (In Luce Irigaray: Teaching. Continuum 2008, distributed by Bloomsbury, ed. by Luce Irigaray and Mary Green).


Wednesday, 4 October, 10:00–13:00

‘How to Give Birth to a New Human Being?’

Reading to prepare the lesson:

  • Irigaray, Luce: To Be Born, Genesis of a New Human Being. (Palgrave 2017).


Thursday, 5 October, 10:30–12:30

Written Interrogation on the three talks


Friday, 6 October, 10:00–13:00

Comments on the written copies and general questions