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dc.contributor.authorClaussen, Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-07T00:30:25Z
dc.date.available2020-03-07T00:30:25Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-31en
dc.identifier.issn0016-1128
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/303125
dc.description.abstractThis article analyses the representation of futurity in Jean Racine’s Athalie (1691). Athalie is Racine’s final play and the second of his ‘Christian tragedies’, written at the request of Madame de Maintenon for the schoolgirls of Saint-Cyr. It is the culmination of a body of work that foregrounds problems of futurity through emphasis on family, inheritance, and conflicted parent-child relations. Critical theory, and queer theory in particular, are used here to explore the multiplicity of futures staged in the play. This reading of the complex futurity staged in Athalie turns on the relationship between Athalie and Joas, the child who symbolises various kinds of future. The discussion therefore begins with Joas, considering the tension between his individual fate and the collective (Jewish, Christian, and French) futures he symbolises. In her confrontation with the futures Joas may symbolise, and her quasi- maternal proposal of alternatives, Athalie can be read as a paradigmatic figure of ‘queer maternity’ (Power, 2012).
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleWhat Remains: Athalie's Futuresen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage365
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameFrench Studies: a quarterly reviewen
prism.startingPage349
prism.volume74en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.50201
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-01-06en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/fs/knaa084en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-07-31en
dc.contributor.orcidClaussen, Emma [0000-0002-2520-8591]
dc.identifier.eissn1468-2931
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2020-10-03en
cam.orpheus.successTue Mar 31 10:35:22 BST 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-07-31


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