Seduction into Life: Co-responding with Bracha L. Ettinger
Seduction into Reading: Bracha L. Ettinger's The Matrixial Borderspace
Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick, IE
Noreen Giffney is a lecturer in women’s studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research is concerned with the intersections between queer theory, psychoanalysis and posthumanism. She is the co-editor of Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies (Taylor and Francis 2007); Queering the Non/Human (Ashgate 2008); The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory (Ashgate 2009); The Lesbian Premodern (Palgrave Macmillan 2010); and Theory on the Edge: Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference (The Woodfield Press 2010). She is currently working on a collaborative project with Eve Watson entitled Clinical Encounters: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory, and is in clinical training in the Kleinian/object relations tradition of psychoanalysis at Trinity College Dublin.
School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, IE
Anne Mulhall is a College Lecturer in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, Ireland where she teaches critical theory, Irish literary and cultural studies, and co-ordinates the MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture. She has published in the areas of contemporary writing in Ireland, Irish popular culture, queer and feminist theory, and migration in contemporary Ireland. She has edited (with Wanda Balzano and Moynagh Sullivan) Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture and is co- editor of a collection of essays on women in Irish culture and history with Maria Luddy and Gerardine Meaney, forthcoming in 2010.
Michael O’Rourke lectures on Continental philosophy at Independent Colleges, Dublin, Ireland. He is the co-editor of Love, Sex, Intimacy and Friendship between Men, 1550- 1800 (Palgrave Macmillan 2003); Queer Masculinities, 1550-1800: Siting Same-Sex Desire in the Early Modern World (Palgrave Macmillan 2006); The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory (Ashgate 2009); and special issues of the journals, Romanticism on the Net (Queer Romanticism) and Borderlands (Jacques Rancière on the Shores of Queer Theory); and the editor of Derrida and Queer Theory (Palgrave Macmillan 2010); and special issues of the journals, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (The Becoming-Deleuzoguattarian of Queer Studies) and Medieval Feminist Review (Queer Methodologies and/or Queers in Medieval Studies). He is the series editor of the Queer Interventions book series at Ashgate and (with Noreen Giffney) the Cultural Connections: Key Thinkers and Queer Theory book series at the University of Wales Press.
How to Cite:
Giffney, N., Mulhall, A. and O’Rourke, M., 2009. Seduction into Reading: Bracha L. Ettinger's The Matrixial Borderspace. Studies in the Maternal, 1(2), pp.1–15. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/sim.140