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Chanter, Tina. Ethics of Eros: Irigaray's Re-writing of the Philosophers. New York, NY: Routledge, 1995, 345 p.

Chanter offers an analysis of the ways that Irigaray has been influenced by other philosophers and the methods she has used to rework their ideas regarding gender relations.

Colebrook, Claire. “Feminist Philosophy and the Philosophy of Feminism: Irigaray and the History of Western Metaphysics.” Hypatia 12, no. 1 (winter 1997): 79-98.

Colebrook examines Irigaray's assertion that metaphysics depend on the exclusion of the female body.

Fermon, Nicole. “Women on the Global Market: Irigaray and the Democratic State.” Diacritics 28, no. 1 (spring 1998): 120-37.

Fermon explores how Irigaray's theories on the differences between women and men could be extrapolated into social, political, and economic life.

Gallop, Jane. The Daughter's Seduction: Feminism and Psychoanalysis. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1983, 164 p.

Gallop offers a study of the relationship between feminism and psychoanalysis, drawing particular attention to Irigaray's work.

———. Thinking through the Body. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1988, 180 p.

Gallop emphasizes Irigaray's reading of the politics of the body in specific textual references.

Haas, Marjorie. “The Style of the Speaking Subject: Irigaray's Empirical Studies of Language Production.” Hypatia 15, no. 1 (winter 2000): 64-89.

Haas critiques the importance of Irigaray's linguistic research, placing emphasis on Irigaray's call for a new syntax to accommodate “non-sexed” linguistic patterns.

Hollywood, Amy. “Deconstructing Belief: Irigaray and the Philosophy of Religion.” Journal of Religion 78, no. 2 (April 1998): 230-45.

Hollywood offers an assessment of Irigaray's philosophy of religion, which draws on psychological analysis and Derridian deconstruction of the concept of the divine.

Huntington, Patricia J. Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition: Kristeva, Heidegger, Irigaray. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1998, 383 p.

Huntington offers a philosophical treatise on the works of Irigaray, Martin Heidegger, and Julia Kristeva.

Jagose, Annamarie. “Irigaray and the Lesbian Body: Remedy and Poison.” Genders 13 (spring 1992): 30-42.

Jagose examines Irigaray's complex interpretation of lesbianism as it relates to “phallocentric” culture.

Jones, Serene. “Divining Women: Irigaray and Feminist Theologies.” Yale French Studies 87 (1995): 42-67.

Jones studies the significance of Irigaray's work in relation to feminist religious studies.

Lorraine, Tamsin E. Irigaray and Deleuze: Experiments in Visceral Philosophy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999, 272 p.

Lorraine examines how Irigaray and Gilles Deleuze have dealt with the concept of the physical body as a locus for feminist theory.

Sjöholm, Cecilia. “Crossing Lovers: Luce Irigaray's Elemental Passions.Hypatia 15, no. 3 (summer 2000): 92-112.

Sjöholm explores how Irigaray “rewrites” a chapter from Maurice Merleau-Ponty's The Visible and the Invisible, calling attention to the need for a new theory of sexual difference.

Stockton, Kathryn Bond. “‘God’ between Their Lips: Desire between Women in Irigaray and Eliot.” Novel 25, no. 3 (spring 1992): 348-59.

Stockton compares Irigaray's concept of women's “material opacity” with the mystical “invisibilities” of women in the fiction of George Eliot and Charlotte Brontë.

Whitford, Margaret. Luce Irigaray: Philosophy in the Feminine. London: Routledge, 1991, 241 p.

Whitford offers an overview of Irigaray's feminist and psychoanalytic theories.

Xu, Ping. “Irigaray's Mimicry and the Problem of Essentialism.” Hypatia 10, no. 4 (fall 1995): 76-89.

Xu argues that Irigaray is not, as many critics have charged, an essentialist but rather uses mimicry of male-oriented discourse to uncover sexism.

Ziarek, Ewa Plonowska. “Toward a Radical Female Imaginary: Temporality and Embodiment in Irigaray's Ethics.” Diacritics 28, no. 1 (spring 1998): 60-75.

Ziarek examines how Irigaray negotiates between two kinds of postmodern ethics—the desire for freedom from constraint and the obligation to care about others.

Additional coverage of Irigaray's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 154; Feminist Writers; and Literature Resource Center.

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