Isabelle de Courtivron

SITES Significant Others Clara Malraux New French Feminisms new french feminism Leduc






  • Clara Malraux, Une femme dans le siècle, Paris, Éditions de l'Olivier, Le Seuil, 1992, 287 pp.

  • Violette Leduc, Boston, G.K. Hall, 1985, 145 pp.

Books (edited):

  • Lives in Translation:  Bilingual Writers on Identity and Creativity, N.Y. Palgrave/Mcmillan Press, 2003

  • Beyond French Feminism: Debates on Women, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary France, 1980-2002, co-edited with Roger Celestin and Eliane Dalmolin, New York Palgrave/McMillan Press, 2003.

  • Significant Others:  Creativity and Intimate Partnership, co-edited with Whitney Chadwick, London & N.Y., Thames & Hudson, 1992, 256 pp. (Translated into Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, German, Chinese; Paperback, 1996.)

  • Women Writers in Translation: An International Annotated Bibliography 1945-1980, co-edited with Margery

  • Resnick.  N.Y., Garland Press, 1983, 271 pp.

  • New French Feminisms, co-edited with Elaine Marks, Introduction, translation, bibliography, annotations.

  • University of Massachusetts Press, 1980; N.Y. Shocken Press paperback, 1982; Harvester Press paperback (Great Britain), 1982, 300 pp.

Chapters in Books:

  • "The Story of A Woman’s Life In and Through Time” in Elaine Marks: Life writing, Writing Death, ed. Richard E. Goodkin, U Wisconsin Press, 2007 pp. 57-71.

  • “Never Admit: Colette and the Art of Paradox” in The Modern Women Revisited: Paris between the Wars , Ed. Chadwick and Latimer, Rutgers University Press, 2003.

  • “Midlife Memoirs and the Bicultural Dilemma,” in Sites: The Journal of 20th Century contemporary French Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, Spring 2000, pp. 159-171.

  • "Violette Leduc" in French Women Writers, Editors: Sartoni and Zimmerman. Wesport, London, N.Y., Greenwood Press, 1991, pp. 285-295.

  • "The Sand Image: Weak Men and Fatal Women," in Homosexualities and French Literature, Editors: G. Stambolian and Elaine Marks. Cornell University Press, 1979, pp. 210-227.

  • "Rethinking Differences" (translation), an interview with Hélène Cixous, in Homosexualities and French Literature, op.cit. 1979, pp. 70-86.

Articles in Referred Journals:

  • “The Incomplete Return” in Life Writing, special issue on Mixed race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and Global Frameworks; vol. 4, no 1, pp. 31-41.

  • “La Politique éditoriale des Editions des femmes” in Regards sur la France des années 80, ed. Brami, Hage, Verdaguer,  Stanford:  Stanford  French & Italian Studies, Spring 1995.

  • “The Resistance and the Liberation of Clara Malraux,” in Contemporary French Civilization  (special issue on “Memoire et oubli:  Women in the French Resistance”), Winter/Spring 1994.

  • "The Other Malraux in Indochina," in Biography, January 1989, pp. 29-42.

  • "Violette Leduc:  Recluse et Vagabonde," in Les Cahiers du Grif, Fall 1988, pp. 49-54.

  • "Van bastaard tot pelgrim: riten en geschriften voor Madame," in Lust en Gratie, Amsterdam 1988 (modified version of Yale French Studies article), pp. 66-92.

  • "From Bastard to Pilgrim: Rites and Writing for Madame," in Yale French Studies, Spring 1987, pp. 133-148.

  • "Women in Movement(s) 1968-1978," French Literature Series, 1979, pp. 121-132.

  • "Le Repos du guerrier: Rochefort's Warrior Reconsidered," L'Esprit Créateur, 1979, pp. 23-35.

  • "Violette Leduc's L'Affamée: The Courage to Displease," L'Esprit Créateur, 1979, pp. 95-106.

Other Articles:

  • “Educating the Global Student,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 22, 2000.

  • “Notes from a Department in Progress,” in Consortium News, Fall 1995.

Book Reviews:

  • Colette, by Gonthier and Francis. In  NY Times Book Review; February 2000

  • Found in Translation. In New York Times Book Review; Dec. 1998

  • Albert Camus, by Olivier Todd. In New York Times Book Review; Dec. 1997

  • The Memoirs of Brigitte Bardot and Truismes, by Marie Darrieusseq.  In New York Times Book Review; June 22,1997.

  • Belle du Seigneur, by Albert Cohen.  In New York Times Book Review; August 25, 1996.

  • The Love Affair As Work of Art, by Dan Hofstadter.  In Washington Post Book Review; April 1996.

  • Einstein’s Wife:  Work and Marriage in the Lives of Five Great Twentieth Century Women, by Andrea Gabor.  In The Women's Review of Books, December 1995.

  • Dared and done:  The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, by Julia Markus. In Washington Post Book Review, February 1995.

  • Saint-Exupery, by Stacy Schiff.  In New York Times, January 1995.

  • Fear of Fifty, by Erica Jong.  In Women's Review of Books, October 1994.

  • Louise Colet, by Francine du Plessix Gray.  In Washington Post Book Review, March 1994.

  • Jean Genet, by Edmund White.  In New York Times Book Review,  October 1993.

  • Michel Foucault, by James Miller.  In New York Times Book Review, January 1993.

  • The War against Women, by Marilyn French.  In New York Times Book Review, June 1992.

  • Revaluing French Feminism: Critical Essays on Difference, Agency, and Culture, edited by Nancy Fraser and Sandra Lee Bartky.  In Harvard’s  French Politics and Society, Summer 1992

  • La fièvre hexagonale, by Michael Winock.  In French Review, June 1988.

  • Simone Weil, by John Dunaway.  In French Review, March 1986.

  • Hélène Cixous: Writing the Feminine, by Verena Andermatt Conley.  In French Review, Fall 1985.

  • "Women, Prisons and Literature: Review of The Imagination in Confinement."  In The Women's Review of Books, February 1984.

  • Les Femmes et leurs maîtres, by M.A. Macchiochi; Il était de femmes dans la Resistance, by A. Francos.  In French Review, March 1981.
  • Solzhenitsin's Children are Making a Lot of Noise in Paris, by M. Rubbo.  In French Review, February 1981.

  • Le Pouvoir intellectuel en France, by Regis Debray.  In French Review, Winter 1980.

Work in Progress:

  • Paris Returns (Book in progress about bilingualism)
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