This book brings together a series of challenging essays which explore the complex intersections of feminism, narrative and genre. The essays were written as tributes to the leading feminist scholar Elizabeth Fallaize.
Introduction 1. Elizabeth Fallaize: French Scholar Simone de Beauvoir 2. To make them other, and face them': Literature, Philosophy and 'La Femme rompue' 3. 1947 and the Discovery of International Life 4. Beauvoir and Love 5. Simone de Beauvoir and the Uses of Memory The Short Story 6. Balzac's Honorine, or, The Rape of the Independent Woman 7. Being Human: Georges Simenon's 'L'Homme dans la rue' 8. The 'Stab' of Short-Story Endings Women and Circumstance 9. Renée Vivien's 'La Dame à la louve' and the Freedom to Choose 10. New Representations and Politics of Procreation: Surrogate Motherhood, Artificial Insemination and Human Cloning in Contemporary Women's Writing in France 11. Dealing with What is Dealt: Feminists and Ageing Coda 12. Women's Time: Simone de Beauvoir and the Independent Woman