Renée Vivien: Velléité et Résistance
AbstractThis article focuses on three short stories by early twentieth-century lesbian poet Renée Vivien. Published in a collection entitled La Dame à la louve , these narrative texts differ from the rest of Vivien's work which is pervaded by the presence of an autobiographical "I." The author of this article suggests that the short stories propose a problematic (and self-contradictory) definition of seduction by exploring situations in which the protagonists' gender turns dialogue into a confrontation. What will be the reader's position when faced by a narrative claiming that understanding what the other means, says, or means to say is a matter of life and death?
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2. Authors are aware that articles published in Atlantis are indexed and made available through various scholarly and professional search tools, including but not limited to Erudit.
3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
4. Authors are permitted and encouraged to preprint their work, that is, post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process. This can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Read more on preprints here.