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The Fiction of Enlightenment: Women of Reason in the French Eighteenth Century

The Fiction of Enlightenment: Women of Reason in the French Eighteenth Century (Hardback)

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Argues that women writers of the French eighteenth century claimed reason and contributed to Enlightenment. Eighteenth century French thinkers in diverse fields repeatedly pro claimed that the light of reason becomes distorted when it passes through the lens of femininity. Women writers challenged this stereotype. Engaging both canonical and non-canonical authors this study focuses on works by Francoise de Graffigny, Marie Jean Riccoboni and Isabelle de Charriere. It treats text across genres, ranging from their well-known novels to little known unpublished manuscripts. The book examines the fiction of Enlightenment in two senses: first, works of fiction can illuminate Enlightenment; second, current understandings of Enlightenment are fictional to the extent that they overlook women's works. Faithful to the eighteenth century, this study is also relevant to the twenty-first. It asks: How would current understandings of the French Enlightenment change if women's intellectual contributions were taken seriously?

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Associated University Presses Publication Date: 15/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9780874130744  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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