Germaine de Staël Title Commentary - Essay

Reflections of the Trial of a Queen, by a Woman

(Feminism in Literature)

LORI J. MARSO (ESSAY DATE SPRING 2002)

SOURCE: Marso, Lori J. "Defending the Queen: Wollstonecraft and Staël on the Politics of Sensibility and Feminine Difference." The Eighteenth Century 43, no. 1 (spring 2002): 43-60.

In the following excerpt, Marso analyzes de Staël's Reflections on the Trial of a Queen, by a Woman discussing how she negotiates the politics of sense and sensibility and uses a masculine model to offer a notion of the female self.

I shall therefore only speak of that verdict, analyzing the political, in telling what I have...

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Corinne

(Feminism in Literature)

ARMINE KOTIN MORTIMER (ESSAY DATE 1992)

SOURCE: Kotin Mortimer, Armine. "Male and Female Plots in Staël's Corinne. "In Studies in Literature, History, and the Arts in Nineteenth-Century France: Selected Proceedings of the Sixteenth Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, edited by Keith Busby, pp. 149-56. Amsterdam: CIP-Gegevens Koninklijke, 1992.

In the following excerpt, Kotin Mortimer explores the male subjugation of the fallen woman in Corinne.

Through the fictive transcription of her artistic personality in the character of Corinne, Germaine de...

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