Queering Girard—De-Freuding Butler: A Theoretical Encounter between Judith Butler's Gender Performativity and René Girard's Mimetic Theory

This article attempts to respond to the fractional presence of feminist discourse around René Girard’s theory of mimetic desire. I will first briefly examine the relevant critical stands on mimesis and then proceed to rehabilitate it for feminism via an analysis of Judith Butler’s theory of performative gender. By bringing together selected aspects of Girard and Butler’s work, it will be possible to build a constructive dialogue between the two thinkers. Due to the scope of the paper I will not be able to give an exhaustive account of the respective theories, and hence I will discuss only the most relevant aspects. Girard is concerned with giving an account of conflictual mimetic desire in social and cultural..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 44,455
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Performativity, Parody, Politics.M. Lloyd - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (2):195-213.
Judith Butler.Sara Salih - 2002 - Routledge.
The Nonself of Girard.Samuel Buchoul - 2013 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 20:101-116.
Review of Chris Fleming, Rene Girard: Violence and Mimesis. [REVIEW]Paolo Diego Bubbio - 2008 - Australian Religious Studies Review 21 (1):96-97.
René Girards Absolute Theorie.A. Vergote - 1996 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 58 (1):128 - 141.
Rene Girard, Prăbuşirea Satanei/ The Fall of Satan.Sabina Ungureanu - 2007 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 6 (17):142-144.
Metaphysical Desire in Girard and Plato.Sherwood Belangia - 2010 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2 (2):197-209.


Added to PP index

Total views
18 ( #482,517 of 2,272,578 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #409,116 of 2,272,578 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature