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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She was married in 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. She took an interest in divorce reform and the suffragette movement. Riviere married Evelyn Riviere in and had a child, but suffered a breakdown on the death of her father around that time.

She was translation editor of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis from its inception in until She demonstrates with convincing clinical material a fraudulent femininity in a certain type of woman, not overtly homosexual, but not fully heterosexual.

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She also met Melanie Klein. Goldsmiths College graduate London. Collected Papers — London A talk by Owen Hewitson in Manchester on 8th February Freud understood Riviere better than Jones had but the analysis was very short. She supervised the translation and editing of volumes 1, 2 and 4 of the Collected Papers, and is arguably the best translator of Freud’s work: She was afraid of impotence in exactly the same way as a man.

Views Read Edit View history. She met Klein again in Salzburg in and became a key proponent of Melanie Klein’s ideas. In addition there is a letter from Freud to Riviere that gives further evidence that she is writing about herself in this paper. Womanliness as a masquerade: Joan Riviere as translator between Freud and Jones”. I spoke to you about it in connection with the discussion concerning the phallic woman or phase and the phallic function in feminine sexuality.


Her interests were primarily artistic and she was for a time a court dressmaker. I want to consider the paper, her first original contribution to psychoanalytic thought, in the social and cultural context of the time, and then I shall focus on elements in it that relate to Joan Riviere’s personal experiences and family influences that shaped her understanding of women and their sexuality. This highly organised system of defence against the unconscious depressive condition serves as a disguise to conceal the latter.

Published by Noan [ii]:. Lutecium co curator EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis EFP engages into generalized ideology of evaluation, the propagation of CBT, the attempts to marginalize the talking cures.

To him women were failed men. Desire and its interpretation: Reflecting on the arts A highly cultured woman, Riviere was interested in literature, arts and the theatre.

Jacques Lacan or here. Key publications Riviere, J. Her account of “womanliness” as a masquerade was taken up by Lacan as part of his exploration of The Imaginary and The Symbolic: Fraudulent femininity covers a wish for masculinity that must be hidden out of a fear of retribution. Use of power c.

She speaks in moving detail of the strain that such a catastrophe imposes, not only on the wife herself, but on her relationship to her children.

The article appeared in in a special issue no 7 of La Psychanalyse the journal of the Society on the question of feminine sexuality. Edited by Juliet Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose.

Joan Riviere – Wikipedia

She was not so close to her mother who had been a governess and, as such, taught the young Riviere herself. Her father was a solicitor with an important literary background. She was not happy at the school she later attended, Wycombe Abbey.


Her analysis with him took place in Vienna in In this paper, Riviere demonstrates with convincing clinical material a fraudulent femininity in a certain type of woman, not overtly homosexual, but not fully heterosexual. Although she published her paper “Womanliness as a masquerade” inJoan Riviere wrote it inthe year that women in England got the vote. Since Riviere was emotionally close to her father, womanlimess premature death in was so upsetting to her that she spent several periods in nursing homes.

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Melanie Klein Trust Home Klein’s life: Her father was a lawyer and her mother a vicar’s daughter. Jones did not deal sensitively enough with her positive transference and masquegade her in several of his personal situations. 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’.

Her ability to make complex theoretical insights persuasively straightforward helped to resolve the difficulties. Retrieved from ” https: New Lacanian Masquerase of Psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan founded Psychoanalytic Schools in order to offer an organisation to those who followed him, analysts and non-analysts, with the aim of wommanliness the Freudian Field, which he embraced as his main task.