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Feminist Apophasis:Beverly J. Lanzetta and Trinh Min-ha in Dialogue

  • Sigríður Guðmarsdóttir


Feminist Theology
ISSN 0966-7350
e-ISSN 1745-5189
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2008
Volum: 16
Hefte: 2
Sider: 157 - 168





Fransk poststrukturalisme • Mystikk • Feministisk teologi • Postkolonial teori og praksis

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Feminist Apophasis:Beverly J. Lanzetta and Trinh Min-ha in Dialogue


Feminist Apophasis: Beverly J. Lanzetta and Trinh T. Minh-ha in Dialog Sigridur Gudmarsdottir A BSTRACT The article brings Trinh Min-ha ́s poststructuralist and postcolonial theory into affinity with Beverly J. Lanzetta ́s feminist mystical theology with par- ticular attention to questions of mysticism, gender and interority. In her book , Radical Wisdom: A Feminist Mystical Theology, Lanzetta argues that feminism has not been attentive enough to the spiritual dimensions of domi- nation. In response, she advocates a feminist mystical theology, and under- lines the close connection between the mystical and the ethical. Lanzetta invokes apophasis to ‘unsay’ or criticize the traits of patriarchy manifest in the lives and interactions of women and men. If mystical expression has tradi- tionally followed the routes of kataphasis and apophasis, Lanzetta’s feminist mystical theology suggests the ‘ via feminina ’ as ‘a third way’ between the two, both ‘unsaying’ and ‘saying-with.’ The article reflects on Lanzetta’s via feminina in relation to the feminist critique of mysticism, with specific regard to two related themes: women’s experience and femininity. If Luce Irigaray remains critical of the notion of femininity as a patriarchal construct while also suggesting a more elusive notion of the term, and if Julia Kristeva argues that ‘woman can only be denied’, Vietnamese filmmaker and writer Trinh T. Min-ha has brought this strangely apophatic question of femininity into a more global and postcolonial context. While critiquing Lanzetta ́s catego- ries of femininity and ‘women ́s experience’, the article also suggests ways in which Lanzetta ́s feminist apophasis might be explored further, by reading Lanzetta ́s conception of spiritual intimacy as ‘within-ness’ and ‘dwelling’ in light of Trinh’s theories of femininity, gender and interiority.


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