1st Edition

Women Writers in Pre-Revolutionary France Strategies of Emancipation

Edited By Collette H. Winn, Donna Kuizenga Copyright 1997

    This extensive collection of English-language essays examines the many strategies of resistance to male domination that women in France from the 16th through the 18th centuries utilized in their lives and their writings.

    Contributors   Introduction    Part I: Women in History: The Emergence of Feminist Consciousness   Women's Views on Marriage   Fire and Water  Paula Sommers     Sex, Lies, and Autobiography  Francis Cholakin    The Teaching of the Fable  Ruth P. Thomas   Charriere's Family Albums  Carol L. Sherman    The Female Body and Eros   the Body and Its Figures  Tilde Samkovitch    Marguerite de Navarre and Losuise Labe, Two Perspectives on Liberty for Renaissance Women  G. Mallery Masters    Women's Religious Choices   The Absent Ellipsis  Mary McKinley    Charlotee de Bourbon's Correspondence  Jane Couchamn    Mme du Noyer  Henriette Goldwyn    Mothering Mysticism  Elizabeth C. Goldsmith    Education and Careers   Madame de Maintenon's Resigned Strategy  Marcelle Maistre Welch    A Courtly Salon on the Eve of the French Revolution  Gita May  Sexual/Textual Politics in the Enlightenment  Mary Trouille     Part II: Women and Literature: Literary Emancipation    Tradition and Subversion    Helisenne de Crenne's  Le Songe, Robert D. Cottrell    The Fury of the Pen  Jerry C. Nash    Catherine des Roches, the Pastoral, and Salon poetics  Anne R. Larsen    Anne de Marquete's  Smattering of Latin and Greek, Gary Ferguson    Staging Mystic Rapture  Olga Anna Dull    Towards a Geneology of Women's Rhetoric in Seventeenth-century France  Phillipe-Joseph Salazar    Matriarchal Desires and Labyrinths of the Marvelous  Kathryn A. Hoffmann    taking the Podium  Janie Vanpee    Narrative and Rhetorical Innovation   The Letter  Roger Duchene    Letters to a Libertine  Janet Whatley   The Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois and the Birth of Women's Autobiography  Madeline Lazard    Mme Roland  Beatrice Didier    The Authorial Mask as Metaliterary Device in Madame de Villedieu's  Les Desordres de l'Amour Roxanne Decker Lalande    Seizing the Pen  Donna Kuizenga    Memoirs, Publishing, Scandal  Gabrielle Verdier    Bibliography   Index


    Collette H. Winn, Donna Kuizenga