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Colette française (et fille de zouave)

Colette and the French Singularity

Kathleen Antonioli

contributions of Colette, and particularly of French reviewers of Colette's works, to this myth of “French singularity,” a term popularized by Mona Ozouf in the 1995 Les Mots des femmes: Essai sur la singularité française . Ozouf's use of the term, like that of

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Whitney Walton

in France and elsewhere, and that frequently appeared in her biographical studies of women and men. Barine's work bears some resemblance to historian Mona Ozouf's notion of the French singularity, which refers to the civilizing influence of women

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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

variously as “the Gallic singularity,” “the French singularity,” or even “the French exception”: the idea that French men and women have a distinctly different way of organizing social and political relations between men and women than the men and women of

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Christine Adams

, steeped in the history of gendered politics, have much interest in judging these women as inappropriately masculine in their aspirations, feminine in their flaws, or even as the embodiment of the French singularity that Ozouf celebrates. Indeed, these

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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

emotionally rewarding than its American counterpart is not restricted to popular culture, but has entered into scholarly discourse over the past few decades. Historian Mona Ozouf dubs this presumably satisfying relationship the “French singularity,” Eric

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Outrageous Flirtation, Repressed Flirtation, and the Gallic Singularity

Alexis de Tocqueville's Comparative Views on Women and Marriage in France and the United States

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

, Women's Words: Essay on French Singularity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), 255–257. For critiques of Ozouf's work that also make reference to Tocqueville's views, see Varikas, “France-Amérique et retour;” and Eric Fassin, “The Purloined