Renaissance Madonnas and the Fantasies of Freud

Hypatia 8 (3):115 - 135 (1993)
Through the work of Julia Kristeva, this paper challenges Freud's laws that everyone is always already gendered, that the mother is feminine and every infant masculine, and that one cannot love the same (gender). The figure of the Madonna, seen through the paintings of Giovanni Bellini, is used to theorize the time in the life of a child before Oedipus and to undo the conceptual knot with which Freud has bound the feminine to the maternal.
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Mary Bittner Wiseman (1993). Two Women by Giovanni Bellini. British Journal of Aesthetics 33 (3):228-238.
Mary Bittner Wiseman (1989). The Ecstasies of Roland Barthes. Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 1 (3):42-42.

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