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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. Womanliness as a masquerade: Joan Rivière. by Julia Evans on January 1, Published: 1) International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, , Vol 9.

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Fraudulent femininity covers a wish for masculinity that must be hidden out of a fear of retribution. This led to Jones referring her to Freud.

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. On the one hand, in the masquerade the woman mimics an authentic womanliness. She met Klein again in Salzburg in and became a key proponent of Melanie Klein’s ideas. 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.

She was translation editor of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis from its inception in until A woman identifies as a man, i. You are commenting using your WordPress. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Freud was most appreciative of her ability to translate his works in a manner and with a sensitivity that surpassed those of others. Published by Macmillan [ii]:.

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Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Psychoanalyse. Meanwhile, her personal analysis with Jones had become difficult and when he reached an impasse, he recommended her to Sigmund Freud for further psychoanalysis. I spoke to you about it in connection with the discussion concerning the phallic woman or phase and the phallic function in feminine sexuality. This page was last edited on 21 Octoberat Suffering from emotional distress, womanlniess went for therapeutic psychoanalysis with Ernest Jones in Collected Papers — London From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Some Lacanian History Jacques Lacan or here. She was afraid of impotence in exactly the same way as a man. Her ability to make complex ass insights persuasively straightforward helped to resolve the difficulties. Joan Riviere as translator between Freud and Jones”.

This was partly a determination to surpass certain mother—figures who were frigid, but on deeper levels it was a determination not to be beaten by the man. Contact LacanianWorks welcomes you! She was not happy at the school she wkmanliness attended, Wycombe Abbey.

She demonstrates with convincing clinical material a fraudulent femininity in a certain type of woman, not overtly homosexual, but not fully heterosexual. 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’. Her account of “womanliness” as a masquerade was taken up by Lacan as part of his exploration of The Imaginary and The Symbolic: In an indirect manner, she flirts and coquettes with men to obtain sexual advances from them.

Email irviere Address never made public. She was not so close to her mother who had been a governess and, as such, taught the young Riviere herself.

Joan Riviere

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. The article appeared in in a special issue no 7 of La Psychanalyse the journal of the Society on the question of feminine sexuality.


At the Hague conference inshe met Freud for the first time and asked to be analysed by him. Government as guarantor of Practice within Mental Health 44 Practitioners captured by regulators Far from being innate or natural, these acts are socialized, with the purpose of standardizing heterosexual identity. 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: But Riviere also says that women have a fundamental masculinity, by which she is assuming masculinity to be inherent.

As well as translating Freud’s work, Riviere published several seminal works of her own. The Archives of the British Psychoanalytical Society have granted us kind permission to reproduce the photo above. Joan Hodgson Riviere 28 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.

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. 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.