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Julia Kristeva and Female Genius

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Julia Kristeva's discussion of female genius. It presents Kristeva's three biographical studies of Hannah Arendt (1999), Melanie Klein (2000), and Colette (2002), published ... More


Is there a Feminine Genius?*

Julia Kristeva

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on feminine genius. It highlights the achievements of Hannah Arendt, Melanie Klein, and Colette in their respective fields. It defines the concept of ... More


Walk Like a Man: Vagabondage and Gender Construction

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the original paradigm of vagabondage. An increasingly totemic concept in European women’s travel writing from the 1850s onwards, vagabondage offers an alternative model of ... More


The Kiss

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0019
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the pantomime entitled Le Rêve d'Egypte (Egyptian dream), which starred Colette Willy and the mysteriously named “Yssim,” and which outraged audiences because it featured a ... More


Sido's Masterpiece

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0020
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the early life of Colette Willy, whose rebellious attitude has its roots in her freethinking mother, Sido, an unconventional woman for her time. Colette never took second place ... More


The Storyteller Returns: Hotel du Lac (1984)

Peta Mayer

in Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The epilogue reads Hotel du Lac through the figure of the storyteller, which it links to the genius woman writer, and argues that Brookner’s Booker Prize winner proleptically anticipates her ... More


Colette and Proust: Queering Modernism

Lawrence R. Schehr

in Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter stems from something of a paradigm shift, as it is devoted to the problematic representation of sexuality or the consequences of that representation in the works of the two most ... More


Katherine’s Secrets

Christine Froula

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

When Mansfield offered Woolf ‘scrupulously truthful’ friendship – ‘the freedom of the city without any reserves at all’ – Woolf had already playfully described her as ‘utterly unscrupulous’. ... More


Sisters of Salome

Toni Bentley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, a short-lived but extraordinary cultural phenomenon spread throughout Europe and the United States—“Salomania.” The term was coined when biblical ... More


Willy's Ghost

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Colette Willy's marriage to Henri Gauthier-Villars (“Willy”); her affair with married American woman Georgie Raoul-Duval; the publication of books about her adolescent ... More


The Barrier of Light

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0022
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Colette Willy's relationship with Sophie-Mathilde-Adèle de Morny, or Missy, one of the Belle Epoque's notable cross-dressing lesbians; the launching of Colette's stage career; ... More


The Mature Seductress

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0023
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Colette Willy's life after the stage, including her marriage to Baron Henry de Jouvenel des Ursins, an editor at Le Matin, the Parisian newspaper that hired Colette as a ... More


Introduction: Colette's Breast

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter first describes the author's inspiration for writing this book, namely the image of French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette's left breast, which symbolized something that ... More


A Sickly Young Woman Speaks Elegant Harmony to One of the Immortals

Robert O. Gjerdingen

in Child Composers in the Old Conservatories: How Orphans Became Elite Musicians

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the 1930s, the harmony classes at the Paris Conservatory were still segregated by gender. Jacques de La Presle was a teacher of “women’s harmony,” and in 1938 his student Colette Boyer won a first ... More


Andalusia as Trauma: The Legacies of

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

in The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275151
eISBN:
9780823277254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275151.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the multiple and conflicting reappropriations of al-Andalus—as both historical moment and mythopoetic trope of coexistence. Assessing Abdelkébir Khatibi’s hypothesis of an Arab ... More


‘Objectless Love’: The Vagabondage of Colette and Katherine Mansfield

Deborah Pike

in Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694419
eISBN:
9781474422277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694419.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter maps parallels in the personal lives and literary concerns of Katherine Mansfield and Colette. Mansfield identified Colette as a kindred spirit who had very close thematic and stylistic ... More


Private Memory and the Construction of Subjectivity in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry

Lucy Collins

in Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Much recent memory theory is concerned with the traumatic past, and the recovery of that past in language. This chapter explores how women poets use the act of remembering to investigate ... More


‘A nation of Others’: the immigrant in contemporary Irish poetry

Pilar Villar-Argáiz

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089282
eISBN:
9781781707579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter delves into the numerous, complex ways of representing multiculturalism in Ireland from the perspective of Irish poets. It starts by briefly assessing the work of an immigrant poet from ... More


Colette and (Un)intelligibility

Michael Lucey

in Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606187
eISBN:
9780226606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606354.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies Colette’s 1932 volume, Ces plaisirs..., revised and republished as The Pure and the Impure, reconstructing the contexts of its writing and reception in order to reveal its ... More


Sexuality and the Literary Field

Michael Lucey

in Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606187
eISBN:
9780226606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606354.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates the ways the topics of same-sex and misfit sexualities impacted the structures of the French literary field. The chapter proceeds by adapting some of the standard ways of ... More


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