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Christine Adams

galanterie and conversation. 11 That men and women are fundamentally different but complementary has served as the basis of the perceived Gallic singularity that shaped the subsequent historiography of the French royal mistress. Not only was she a unique

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Colette française (et fille de zouave)

Colette and the French Singularity

Kathleen Antonioli

the “genre Colette” or the “singularité française” or the celebration of “la galanterie” and “la drague insistante ou maladroite”? As Scott points out, Ozouf's “Essai” is a totalizing, historically flattening account that discovers a French singularity

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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

drague insistante ou maladroite n'est pas un délit, ni la galanterie une agression machiste.” 6 Although the authors saluted “la suite de l'affaire Weinstein” for provoking “une légitime prise de conscience des violences sexuelles exercées sur les femmes

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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

,” in Les mots des femmes ; and Claude Habib, La galanterie française (Paris: Gallimard, 2006). 8 Fassin offers a long critique of Ozouf's contradiction in “The Purloined Letter,” 122–132. I do not address the contradiction in this article, because