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The Resource Marie Madeleine Jodin, 1741-1790 : actress, philosophe, and feminist, Felicia Gordon and P.N. Furbank

Marie Madeleine Jodin, 1741-1790 : actress, philosophe, and feminist, Felicia Gordon and P.N. Furbank

Label
Marie Madeleine Jodin, 1741-1790 : actress, philosophe, and feminist
Title
Marie Madeleine Jodin, 1741-1790
Title remainder
actress, philosophe, and feminist
Statement of responsibility
Felicia Gordon and P.N. Furbank
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life story of Marie Madeleine Jodin opens an exciting new perspective on the world of eighteenth-century women, European court theatres, and, most strikingly, entails the remarkable discovery of a previously unknown French Feminist. In 1790, Jodin, a protegee of Denis Diderot and a former actress, published a treatise entitled Vues legislatives pour les femmes (Legislative Views for Women), which can lay claim to being the first signed, female-authored manifesto of the French Revolutionary period, and which reveals Jodin's wide reading in women's history and feminist writing since ancient times." "This new biography traces the turbulent life of an extraordinary woman, focusing particularly on her transformation from artisan's daughter, to tragic actress, to Enlightenment intellectual and feminist. The authors analyse the confrontations and scandals that beset her career, and read her feminine treatise - here reproduced, for the first time in English, in its entirety - as the summation of a chaotic but passionate existence. Also presented for the first time in English, fully set in their biographical and historical context, are the twenty-one letters that constitute Diderot's correspondence with Jodin." "The varied and fascinating documentation concerning Jodin, which has only recently been discovered, provides a window on the world of eighteenth-century women. While memoirs and biographies of aristocratic women and upwardly mobile salonieres such as Mme. Geoffrin and Mme. Roland are legion, chronicles of the lives of individual women lower down the social ladder are fewer in number. A contemporary of Mary Wollstonecraft and Olympe de Gouges, Jodin argued for the social reform of working-class women, particularly prostitutes, to render them worthy to exercise the rights of citizenship."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gordon, Felicia
Dewey number
  • 792/.028/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2638.J58
LC item number
G67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1920-2014
  • 1741-1790
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Furbank, P. N.
  • Jodin, Marie-Madeleine
Series statement
Women and gender in the early modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminists
  • Intellectuals
  • Actors
  • Women
  • Jodin, Marie-Madeleine
Label
Marie Madeleine Jodin, 1741-1790 : actress, philosophe, and feminist, Felicia Gordon and P.N. Furbank
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes an English translation of Jodin's Vues législatives pour les femmes adressées à l'Assemblée nationale
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46731144
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780754602248
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001022921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Marie Madeleine Jodin, 1741-1790 : actress, philosophe, and feminist, Felicia Gordon and P.N. Furbank
Publication
Note
Includes an English translation of Jodin's Vues législatives pour les femmes adressées à l'Assemblée nationale
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46731144
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780754602248
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001022921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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