La Grande Sartreuse?: Re-citing Beauvoir in Feminist Theory


  • Kristin Anne Rodier University of Alberta


Theory, Beauvoir, Grammar


This paper has two goals: to show why Clare Hemmings’ work, Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory (2011), which focuses on the types and consequences of feminist “stories,” should be applied to Simone de Beauvoir; and to argue that Beauvoir’s place in the history of feminist thinking should be revisited. I propose to use some of the critical tools gleaned from Hemmings’ text to think through the place of Simone de Beauvoir in feminist theoretical storytelling.

Cet article a un objectif double : démontrer pourquoi le travail de Clare Hemmings, Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory (2011), qui met l’accent sur les types et les conséquences des « récits » féministes, doit s’appliquer à Simone de Beauvoir, et faire valoir que la place de Beauvoir dans l’histoire de la pensée féministe doit être réexaminée. Je propose d’utiliser certains des outils critiques du texte de Hemmings pour réfléchir à la place de Simone de Beauvoir dans la narration théorique féministe.


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