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Pass as a Woman, Act like a Man: Marie-Antoinette as Tribade in the Pornography of the French Revolution

Elizabeth Colwill

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the representation of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, as tribade in pornography during the French Revolution. Pornographic pamphlets depicted the queen with an unusual range ... More


Genre on the Surface: Sofia Coppola’s <i>Marie Antoinette</i>

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sofia Coppola, one of the most visible indie directors in recent years, is clearly embedded in the ‘commerce of auteurism’ (Corrigan 1991), as she actively participates in constructing her public ... More


Paris, 1782–92: Performer, Composer, Teacher

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti's becoming the most acclaimed violinist of his time after his sensational debut at the Concert spirituel in Paris. After only two seasons Viotti renounced public ... More


Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Warwick Lister

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is a full-length biography in English of Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824), one of the great violinist-composers in the history of music, and arguably the most influential violinist who ... More


The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by examining the recent origin of French musical genre, being ironically the creation of an Italian, Jean-Baptiste Lully né Giovanni Battista Lull. The genre did not die with the ... More


Mary Robinson in the Metropolis

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

The problematic reputation and status of the woman writer is the main basis for Chapter two, which discusses Robinson’s reflections on Marie Antoinette’s experience of captivity and the threat of ... More


Royal Bastardy and Dynastic Crisis

Matthew Gerber

in Bastards: Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755370
eISBN:
9780199932603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755370.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Family History

The political dimensions of bastardy were most evident in the public controversy stemming from Louis XIV’s attempt to declare his extramarital offspring capable of inheriting the French throne. The ... More


The Maréchal de Castries and the Pre-Revolution

Munro Price

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The actions and writings during the pre-revolution of the maréchal de Castries, minister of the marine from 1780 to 1787, shed significant new light on the absolute monarchy at the moment of its ... More


Private Femininity, Public Femininity: Tactical Aesthetics in the Costume Film

Samiha Matin

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the contemporary costume film's unique interrelationship of femininity and privacy by focusing on how the historical constraints of privacy force the post-feminist heroine to ... More


The “Counterrevolutionary” State and the Politics of Oubli (Forgetting)

Sheryl Kroen

in Politics and Theater: The Crisis of Legitimacy in Restoration France, 1815-1830

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222144
eISBN:
9780520924383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222144.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the two public ceremonies by which the regime defined and sought to relegitimize itself in relation to the previous twenty-five years. It notes that the first ceremony took ... More


The Affair of the Diamond Necklace

Wendy Doniger

in The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190267117
eISBN:
9780190621759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267117.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In the infamous Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Queen Marie Antoinette was wrongly accused of accepting a diamond necklace from Cardinal de Rohan. Rohan purchased the necklace and gave it to Jeanne ... More


Spaced out: Cleopatra and the citizen-king

Mary Hamer

in Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses Eugene Delacroix's Cleopatra and the Peasant and Théophile Gautier's ‘Une nuit de Cléopâtre’ in offering an image of Cleopatra for revolutionary France. It notes that at the ... More


A Royal Affair: The Majesty of Royal Representations

Ellen Cheshire

in Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Royal bio-pics have been a mainstay of commercial cinema since its inception. Historians fear them as, ultimately, they are seen as a commercial and entertainment venture first and historical ... More


Sapphic Sects and the Rites of Revolution, 1775–1800

Susan S. Lanser

in The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187563
eISBN:
9780226187877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187877.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Focusing especially on the 1780s and 1790s, Chapter 6 asks how female intimacies became associated with fears and fantasies of power, exclusion, and secrecy in the era of the “rights of man.” At a ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey Merrick

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about is France during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This book examines the relation of homosexuality and the Enlightenment ... More


Catherine De Medici: King in All but Name

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter begins by presenting verses that capture the contradictions of Catherine de Medici's life and subsequent reputation. These verses also moderate the vehement charges circulated by ... More


Writing Between the Lines

Randolph Paul Runyon

in The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175386
eISBN:
9780813175690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175386.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Bradford, editor of the Kentucky Gazette, publishes Charlotte's translation of a text probably by Gabriel Sénac de Meilhan on the fate of aristocrats who fled the French Revolution for Germany, ... More


The Woman Writer as Lawgiver

Roger Pearson

in Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754473
eISBN:
9780191816130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754473.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines Staël’s works preceding De la littérature and discusses her situation as a woman writer. Born and raised at the centre of French political and intellectual life but debarred by ... More


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