Lucie Irigaray – world acclaimed, french feminist,linguist, philosopher psychoanalyst and writer. Lucie is very active in feminism and uses her writing to push her ideas forth. However her ideas and her methods of writing has received criticisms from fellow feminists and the literary world at large.
Luce Irigaray biography
Irigaray was born in Belgium on 3rd May 1930 and is of French Nationality. She studied at the University of Louvian, where she got her bachelor’s degree in 1954 and her Master’s degree in 1956. From 1956 to 1969 she taught at a high school in Brussels, before moving to Paris to further here education.
She obtained a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Paris in 1961 and in 1962 she received a specialist diploma in psychopathology. In 1968 she received a doctorate in Linguistics from the Paris X Nanterre and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Vincennes in saint Dennis. During her study the main focus for her thesis was speech patterns of people suffering from Dementia. She received a second PhD in 1974 when her book Le langages Des démentes was published in 1973.
In 1960, Irigaray joined the Freudian school of Paris directed by Lacan while attending his seminars. She published her second doctoral thesis in 1974 on a subject on feminism Speculum of the other woman. Her work was however criticized severely by the Lacanians and the Freudians and she was expelled from the Freudian school of Paris. She was equally removed from her position as an instructor in the University of Vincennes.
Luce Irigaray career
She is currently director of research in Physiology at the Centre national de la recerche scientifique. Her study is on a wide range of subjects but her initial focus was on dementia patients studying the differences in their speech.
Irigaray has written several books and articles,most of which were severely criticized. Some of her works include,The sex which is not one, Speculum of the other woman, Elemental passions and others.
Luce Irigaray Net worth.
Luce Irigaray has an estimated net worth of $1-$5 million according to Forbes.