Womanliness as a masquerade: Joan Rivière. by Julia Evans on January 1, Published: 1) International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, , Vol 9. Joan Hodgson Riviere (28 June – 20 May ) was a British psychoanalyst, who was In she published “Womanliness as a Masquerade” in which she looks at an area of sexual development of intellectual women in particular. Documents Similar To Riviere, Joan. Womanliness as Masquerade, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 10, , Müller-Braunchweig.

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masqueradw She was married in Joan Riviere as translator between Freud and Jones”. Jacques Lacan or here. This was particularly the case as they pertained to the topics of oral sadism, projection, and introjection in infancy. Melanie Klein Trust Home Klein’s life: Masqherade the same year she managed put Klein’s theories in the context of Freud’s work in “The Genesis of Psychical Conflict in Earliest Infancy,” delivered in Vienna in honour of Freud’s 80th birthday.

The Letter A discussion list around Freudian and Lacanian texts and related events. Her “Contribution to the Analysis of the Negative Therapeutic Reaction” is ‘widely regarded as her most important contribution to psychoanalytic theory’, building as it did on her personal experience — ‘drawing on the painful experiences bound up with her analyses with Jones and Freud’.

In and she spent some time in a sanatorium because of nerves.

Freud understood Riviere better than Jones had but the analysis was very short. Edited by Juliet Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose. Availability given Seminar VI: Jones was impressed by joxn understanding of psychoanalytic principles and processes and she became a founding member of the British Psychoanalytical Societyformed in She took an interest in divorce reform and the suffragette movement.

Suffering from emotional distress, she went for therapeutic psychoanalysis with Ernest Jones in These emotional difficulties led her to psychoanalysis with Ernest Jones in womxnliness Her uncle, Arthur Woollgar Verrall organised meetings of the Society for Psychical Research where she discovered the work of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jonesand this stimulated her interest in psychoanalysis. This highly organised system of defence against the unconscious depressive condition serves as a disguise to conceal the latter.


However, he does not seem to see that the paper is exclusively about a certain group of women, neither clearly homosexual nor clearly heterosexual, in whom femininity is a masquerade.

In she published “Jealousy as a Mechanism of Defence” in which jealousy is seen to be rkviere defence against envy aroused by womanlienss primal scene.

Desire and its interpretation: Some Recent Posts What makes a trauma traumatic? Some Lacanian History As well, I shall look at her views in relation to those of Freud, Klein and Jones. Early life and introduction to analysis Riviere was born in Brighton.

Joan Riviere and the masquerade.

Freud was most appreciative of her ability to translate his works in a manner and with a sensitivity that surpassed those of others.

Definitions of humanness 51 b. In she published “Womanliness as a Masquerade” in which she looks at an area of sexual development of intellectual women in particular, where femininity is a defensive mask that is put on to hide masculinity.

Her father was a solicitor masqkerade an important literary aas.

She was translation editor of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis from its inception in until Joan Riviere died in London insurvived by her only daughter, Diana.

Womanlijess did not deal sensitively enough with her positive transference and involved her in several of his personal situations.

Womanliness as a masquerade : : Joan Rivière « Lacanian Works

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The paper was the first attempt to discuss the growing difference in psychoanalytical theories that were held in London and Vienna. In she was assisting Sylvia Payne in organising the Oxford conference. Meanwhile, her personal analysis with Jones had become difficult and when he reached an impasse, he recommended her to Sigmund Freud for further psychoanalysis.


The article appeared in in a special issue no 7 of La Psychanalyse the journal of the Society on the question of feminine sexuality. Womanliness as a masquerade: Riviere was born in Brighton.

This page was last edited on 21 Octoberat She met Klein again in Salzburg in and became a key proponent of Melanie Klein’s ideas. It is the clearest and most beautifully expressed outline of Kleinian theory as it was at that time, lucidly describing the sufferings of infants and children as they struggle with their love and hate for their objects.

Published by Macmillan [ii]:. New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan founded Psychoanalytic Schools in order to offer an organisation to those who followed him, analysts and s, with the aim of re-conquering the Womanlliness Field, which he embraced as his main task.

This bisexual woman hides a wish for masculinity behind a mask of womanliness to avert anxiety and the retribution she fears from both men and women. Her ability to make complex theoretical insights persuasively straightforward helped to resolve the difficulties. About regx2 2 regx2 circulation 96 regx2 quotable quotes In addition there is a letter from Freud to Riviere that gives further evidence that she is writing about herself in this paper.

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Her father was a lawyer and her mother a vicar’s daughter. It is not at all a question of bringing into play a notion which was not within her range? Lacanian Sites Bruno de Florence musicologist.