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Current project: meetings 2018-2022 on intimacy, privacy and politics

intimacy, privacy and politics

After having worked on life writing by women writers, and published two edited volumes (Women’s Life Writing and the Practice of Reading, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and Text and Image in Women’s Life Writing: Picturing the Female Self , Palgrave Macmillan 2021) the research group has been studying the interplay between privacy, intimacy and politics, revising Carole Hamisch’s famous slogan, the personal is political.

Although the meetings usually take place in Nanterre, and our research group is connected to Nanterre’s research group, CREA, our meetings welcome any researchers, from PhD students to colleagues from other universities — our group is currently composed of university researches from other universities such as Paris 8, Evry, Amiens, Toulouse.


To b presented on January 14th 2022: Miguel, Christina. Personal Relationships and Intimacy in the Age of Social Media. Palgrave. 2018. by Stephanie Genty (online, zoom webinar)

Due to the pandemic, meetings in 2020-2021 were conducted online

_June 4, 2021 presentation of Margolis, Stace’s The Public Life of Privacy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005). by Delphine Louis Dimitrov

_May 7, 2021, presentation of Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography. Moss, Pamela & Donovan Courtney. (Taylor & Francis, 2017) by Corinne Bigot, Toulouse U.

April 9, 2021 presentation of Sexuality, Intimacy, Power. Dimen, Muriel. (Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2003) by Valerie Baisnée

March 9, 2021, presentation of Blush. (Probyn, E) by Nathalie Saudo,

- Januray 14, 2021: présentation of Geraldine Pratt & Victoria Rosner’s Introduction: The Global and The Intimate. Women’s Studies Quarterly. Vol 34 ½ spring 2006. by Nicoleta Alexoae-Zagni

_November 20 2020 Presentation of Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism. Illouz, Eva. (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2007), by Stephanie Genty

_February 2020: présentation of The Cultural Politcs of Emotion, Sara Ahmed, 2014 by Gabrielle Adjerad,PhD student, Nanterre

November 15, 2019Automatic word wrap
Presentation of Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women’s Life Writing, Katherine Adams (Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), by Delphine Louis-Dimitrov

_Octobre 2019Automatic word wrap
presentation of The Female Complaint, Lauren Berlant by Corinne Bigot

_June 7, 2019, presentation of Gammel, Irene, ed. Confessional Politics: Women’s Sexual Self-Representations in Life Writing and Popular Media, SIU Press, 1999. by Stephany Genty.

_April 12, 2019, presentation of Boling, Patricia. Privacy and the Politics of Intimate Life. Cornell UP 1996. by Nathalie Saudo

_March 22, 2019, presentation of Cooke, Jennifer, Ed. Scenes of Intimacy: Reading, Writing and Theorizing Contemporary Literature. London, New York: Bloomsbury, 2013 by Claire Bazin.

January 25, 2019 presentation of Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. (by Valérie Baisnée, )

= > a conference to be held at Nanterre in September 2022 will conclude the cycle of seminars

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