The Unsociable Sociability of Women's Lifewriting by Anne Collett, Louise D'Arcens PDF
By Anne Collett, Louise D'Arcens
Through investigating ladies lifewriters’ advanced quest to tell apart themselves either inside of and from associations and groups, this quantity makes use of Kant’s notion of unsociable sociability to formulate a divided feel of self on the center of women’s lifewriting, providing a provocative reaction to the proposal of the relational girl topic.
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Both of these texts were written in direct response to political events, the Lamentacion to its eponymous civil war, and Prison to the French defeat at Agincourt. Drawing upon the biblical lamentation tradition, Lamentacion falls within Poirion’s genre of the plainte politique (Poirion, 1965: 145), while Prison is written as a consolatio to the wives and widows of the vanquished. Despite their different genres these texts are alike in their representation of tears as political action. Furthermore in both texts the topos of tearfulness represents the embattled nation of France not simply as a feminized state, but as one which Christine, as widow, figures in her own image.
Wisman (ed. ), Lamentacion sur les maux de la guerre civile, Epistre de la prison de vie humaine, Epistre a la royne (New York: Garland). ——— (1984c) ‘Lamentacion sur les maux de la guerre civile’, in Josette A. Wisman (ed. ), Lamentacion sur les maux de la guerre civile, Epistre de la prison de vie humaine, Epistre a la royne (New York: Garland). , notes and glossary Angus J. Kennedy (Paris: Honoré Champion). ——— (2001) Le Livre de l’advision Cristine, ed. Christine Reno and Liliane Dulac (Paris: Honoré Champion).
The exact amount of Robertson’s debts is unclear, but they seem to have amounted to between £15,000 and £20,000. In her absence, Oakley and Creasy seized and sold the entire contents of the Paragon house, including items that had been paid for and other property owned by Robertson and Sharpe, together with all her financial papers and accounts. Robertson was traced to Penzance and then to Huntingdon, where she was arrested and imprisoned for debt on 30 March 1801. She later moved to the Fleet Prison in London.
The Unsociable Sociability of Women's Lifewriting by Anne Collett, Louise D'Arcens