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Leroyer de Chantepie, Sophie
|Year of birth:||1800|
|Year of death:||1888|
|About her personal situation:|
|Relations to other authors:
|About her professional situation:||contacts avec George Sand, Flaubert, Maria Deraismes, Leon Richier
collabore au journal La Loire illustrée (Corr.GS XVIII,19)
|Elements of bibliography:||Cf.
James Smith Allen, Poignant relations. Three modern French women. Baltimore, 2000:
In this book, James Smith Allen analyzes the works of three nineteenth and early twentieth-century French women writers to address larger issues of feminism, literary production, and modernity. Although the three figures—Marie-Sophie Leroyer de Chantepie (1800–1888), Geneviève Bréton-Vaudoyer (1849–1918), and Céline Renooz-Muro (1840–1928)—are little known today, Allen maintains that they represent an important gesture of feminism; that is, they wrote to construct meaningful lives that included agency, independence, and a critique of social and cultural constraints on women. None of these women identified herself as a feminist, but, according to Allen, they articulated "traces of feminist consciousness" in their discursive renderings of subjects vitally important to them: namely, marital, familial, sexual, and religious or scientific relationships. (rev.art. in American Hist. Review oct. 2005).
Suzan van Dijk
(update on 12 December 2009)
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