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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About regx2 2 regx2 circulation 96 regx2 quotable quotes 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. She describes the spoiling that underlies Oedipal jealousy. She was not so mwsquerade to her mother who had been a governess and, as such, taught the young Riviere herself.

Jacques Lacan or here. There is evidence that Riviere was speaking of herself in her descriptions of the “patient” in her paper, evidence that can be found in her diary and in the diary of her mother; as well as from interviews that I had with her daughter Diana. 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 she maxquerade “Womanliness as a Masquerade” in msaquerade 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. The paper was the first attempt to discuss the growing difference in psychoanalytical theories that were held in London and Vienna.

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Retrieved from ” https: She was married in These emotional difficulties led her to psychoanalysis with Ernest Jones in Some Lacanian History Her account of “womanliness” as a masquerade was taken up by Lacan as part of his exploration of The Imaginary and The Symbolic: Although her contributions have not been adequately recognised, Joan Riviere contributed rivieee to psychoanalysis. Views Read Edit View history. To him women were failed men. In this paper, Riviere demonstrates with convincing clinical material a fraudulent femininity in a certain type of riviede, not overtly homosexual, but not fully heterosexual.


Joan Riviere and the masquerade.

Early life and introduction to analysis Riviere was born in Brighton. A highly cultured woman, Riviere was interested in literature, arts and the theatre. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In addition there is a letter from Freud to Riviere that gives further evidence that she is writing about herself in this paper. As well as translating Freud’s work, Riviere published several seminal works of her own. She demonstrates with convincing clinical material a fraudulent femininity in a certain type of woman, not overtly homosexual, but not fully heterosexual. In “Jealousy as a Mechanism of Defence”‘impelled by the Kleinian vision, Riviere proceeded to chart highly original ground, linking morbid jealousy to envy of the primal scene some twenty-five years before Klein’.

Government as guarantor of Practice within Mental Health 44 Practitioners captured by regulators 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: Her father was a solicitor with an important literary background. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Joan Riviere as translator between Freud and Jones”.

From to Riviere took an active role in the Controversial discussions at the British Psychoanalytical Society, in particular supporting the Kleinian faction.

Fraudulent femininity covers a wish for masculinity that must be hidden out of a fear of retribution. Riviere married Evelyn Riviere in and had a child, but suffered a breakdown on the death of her father around that time.

Her analysis with him took place in Vienna in In she was assisting Sylvia Payne in organising the Oxford conference. New Lacanian School 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 re-conquering the Freudian Field, which he embraced as his main task. International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Joan Riviere died in London insurvived by her only daughter, Diana.


She makes an original contribution here in understanding and demonstrating that it is oral envy that leads the morbidly jealous woman to search for unattainable love and to feel deprived. As well, I shall look at her views in relation to those of Freud, Klein and Jones.

Joan Riviere and the masquerade.

Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Psychoanalyse. In the same jian 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. In she published “Jealousy as a Mechanism of Defence” in which jealousy is seen to be a defence against envy aroused by the primal scene.

She also womanlibess Melanie Klein. She took an interest in divorce reform and the suffragette movement. The correspondence between Freud and Jones concerning Riviere and her analysis with Freud in also throws light on her experiences and on her personality that are similar to those jjoan the “patient” she describes in “Womanliness as a masquerade.

Through her innovative writings and teachings she originated many themes in psychoanalytical thought that continue to be explored today. Lutecium co curator EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis EFP engages into generalized ideology of evaluation, the propagation of CBT, the attempts to marginalize the talking cures.