Sortir du labyrinthe du monde?:Fuir la Terreur de la Révolution pour mieux affronter celle du patriarcat

Margrave, Christie (2022) Sortir du labyrinthe du monde?:Fuir la Terreur de la Révolution pour mieux affronter celle du patriarcat. Cahiers de la Révolution française. (In Press)

[thumbnail of Sortir du labyrinthe du monde FR] PDF (Sortir du labyrinthe du monde FR) - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 31 December 2099.

Request a copy


The novels of Sophie Cottin are largely forgotten today; however, they were amongst the most popular in France, at the time of publication. Worthy of reconsideration, they reveal how a woman, writing during one of the most troubled periods of French history, tackles notions which arise during and often because of the Revolution, its ideals, and its failures. Her family persecuted (some even executed), herself an émigrée, Cottin withdraws into her fictional creations to escape the chaos and t/Terror of the real world. Yet, as she does so, she finds herself not only subtly responding to the traumas of the Revolution itself, but also, through addressing the oppression of patriarchal society, highlighting the fact that the ideals of the Revolution failed women long before they failed men. During her short writing career, Cottin addresses topics such as patriarchal dominance, abuse, anti-Revolutionary sentiment, and the roles of men and women, and all come together to show a call both for a successful return from exile, and for the moral regeneration of society itself in the wake of the Revolution. She also turns our attention to the power of women to help with these matters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women's writing,sophie cottin,émigrée,french revolution
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2022 10:30

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item