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Charlotte Duplessis-Mornay (1548-1606), singularité de l'écrivaine au miroir du mari élu

Abstract : Charlotte Duplessis-Mornay dedicates her Memoirs to her son and presents them as an apologia for her second husband, the famous protestant political leader Philippe Duplessis-Mornay. Her apparent withdrawing is a strategy to draw her own portrait as a mirror to her husband’s. Narrative sequences set parallels between scenes asserting the redemption of each protagonist. Figures of elocution and composition establish parallel and antagonist structures fashioning writing as a mirror, where we can see the author as both a double of the great man, and as a singular woman. With her husband, she builds a family where she plays the main part. As a mother writing Memoirs, she builds the monument which will testify to her pregnancies, relationship with her children, value of conjugal love, and to her significative role in familial transmission beyond the grave. A learned and committed woman, she crafts a literary text fed with intertextuality. She creates a way of writing that links public and private life in a subjective manner, and gives shape to her life as a protestant woman during early modern times.
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Caroline Trotot. Charlotte Duplessis-Mornay (1548-1606), singularité de l'écrivaine au miroir du mari élu. Caroline Trotot, Isabelle Mornat, Claire Delahaye. Femmes à l'oeuvre dans la construction des savoirs. Paradoxes de la visibilité et de l'invisibilité, LISAA Editeur, 2020, Collection : "Savoirs en texte", 978-2-9566480-6-2. ⟨hal-02886160⟩

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