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Luce Irigaray is a French feminist theorist who is by profession a psychoanalyst and a philosopher. Her writing is considered among the most dense and difficult produced by French feminism, as her language is often deconstructive and her arguments demonstrate her expertise in several scholarly and scientific fields.
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1930 LI (feminist theorist who later migrated to France) was born in Belgium, in a mining area very close to French territory. Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid-May 1973 LI's Le Langage des déments, a version of her doctoral thesis on linguistic deterioration, appeared in print, from a publisher at The Hague, but in the Approaches to Semiotics series of Indiana University. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1974 LI published her Speculum de l'autre femme, a work of feminism and psychoanalysis which was translated into English by Gillian C. Gill in 1985 as Speculum of the Other Woman. Bibliographic Citation link.
1977 LI's volume of essays entitled Ce Sexe qui n'en est pas un appeared in print in France. It was translated into English in 1985 by Catharine Porter as This Sex Which Is Not One. Bibliographic Citation link.
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