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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This paper has been of interest to those who espouse a feminist cause. As well, I shall look at her views in relation to those of Freud, Klein and Jones. She was afraid of impotence in exactly the same way as a man. Fraudulent femininity covers a wish for masculinity that must be hidden out of a fear of joaan. In she published “Jealousy as a Mechanism of Defence” in which jealousy is seen to be a defence against envy aroused mxsquerade the primal scene.

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The article appeared in in a special issue no 7 of La Psychanalyse the journal of the Society on the question of feminine sexuality. Retrieved from ” https: Her father was a solicitor with an important literary background. P95 of Collected Papers: In 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.

Riviere married Evelyn Riviere in and had a child, but suffered a breakdown on the death of her father around that time. Freud understood Riviere better than Jones had but the analysis was very short.

As well as translating Freud’s work, Riviere published several seminal works of her own.

Joan Riviere

This took place in Vienna in She also met Womanlinsss Klein. Joan Riviere died in London insurvived by her only daughter, Diana. Riviere was born in Brighton. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She was married in These emotional difficulties led her to psychoanalysis with Ernest Jones in She describes the spoiling that underlies Oedipal jealousy.


Reflecting on the arts A highly cultured woman, Riviere was interested in literature, arts and the theatre. It is not at all a question of bringing into play a notion which was not within her range? A highly cultured woman, Riviere was interested in literature, arts and the theatre. 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.

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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. Her ability to make complex theoretical insights persuasively straightforward helped to resolve the difficulties.

Her paper on “On the Genesis of Psychical Conflict in Early Infancy” has been described as ‘the clearest and most beautifully expressed outline of Kleinian theory as it was at that time’. Melanie Klein Trust Home Klein’s life: 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. Such patients were mwsquerade in his view by ‘what may be called a “moral” facto, a sense of guilt, which is finding its satisfaction in the illness and refuses to give up the punishment of suffering.

Published by Macmillan [ii]:. 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. She was translation editor of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis from its inception in until New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan founded Psychoanalytic Schools in order to offer wokanliness 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.

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Joan Hodgson Riviere womanlienss June — 20 May was a British psychoanalyst, who was both an early translator of Freud into English and an influential writer on her own account. Meanwhile, her personal analysis with Jones had become difficult and when he reached an impasse, he recommended her to Sigmund Freud for further psychoanalysis.

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 Eomanliness.

Collected Papers — London 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 of the “patient” she describes in “Womanliness as a masquerade.

Her “Contribution to the Analysis of the Masauerade 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 Riviete. By contrast Riviere drawing on Klein ‘puts the emphasis elsewhere 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.

Through her innovative writings and teachings she originated many themes in psychoanalytical thought that continue to be explored today. From to Riviere took an active role in the Controversial discussions at the British Psychoanalytical Society, in particular supporting the Kleinian faction. Although she rivieree her paper “Womanliness as a masquerade” inJoan Riviere wrote it inthe year that women in England got the vote.