Women Reading Corneille: Feminist Psychocriticisms of Le Cid

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P. Lang, Jan 1, 2000 - Drama - 165 pages
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Women Reading Corneille: Feminist Psychocriticisms of 'Le Cid' is a series of readings from the famous seventeenth-century French play, Pierre Corneille's Le Cid (1637). Using a reader-centered approach, this study applies five different examples of feminist psychoanalytic literary criticism to Corneille's masterpiece in order to illustrate the enduring interest of the play. At the same time, it explores several issues in the ongoing debates within feminist criticism. Topics such as biological essentialism, identity construction, and the conflict between Anglo-American and French feminist theory are discussed in the work of Carol Gilligan, Jessica Benjamin, Jane Gallop, Juliette Mitchell, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva. Le Cid furnishes the framework for five divergent readings grounded in the seventeenth-century context, despite their emphasis on feminist reading practices of our era.

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Contents

Introduction
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Chapter One Chimene in a Different Voice
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Chapter Two The Logic of Gender in Le
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The Author: Claire L. Carlin is Associate Professor of French at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is widely published on seventeenth-century French theatre, and is the author of Pierre Corneille Revisited and the editor of Actes du 29e congres annuel de la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature in the Biblio 17 series.

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