Nicolas Boileau : Woolf’s feminisms – peace, freedom and subjection

Abstract

In the following presentation, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own is analysed as a text that paradoxically shows Woolf’s resistance to feminist ideas. This presentation revolves around an ongoing project on women’s resistance to feminism that is being carried out at Aix-Marseille University. The question raised in the Women and the F-word project is: how can we account for women’s reluctance or refusal to be identified as feminists? What feminism, or what aspect of feminist ideas, is targeted by women covertly opposing it? By returning to Woolf’s text, Nicolas Pierre BOILEAU argues that the place of Woolf’s resistance is in her authorial stance and her enunciation, for the author does not oppose the patriarchal institution only, but all discourses which she relentlessly seeks to challenge.


Auteur/autrice : Alice Braun

Maîtresse de conférences en anglais à l’université Paris Nanterre/Senior lecturer in English at the Paris Nanterre university.

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse e-mail ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *

Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire les indésirables. En savoir plus sur comment les données de vos commentaires sont utilisées.