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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It is the moan and most beautifully expressed outline of Kleinian theory as it was at that time, lucidly describing the sufferings of infants and children as they struggle with their love and hate for their objects. Retrieved from ” https: Jacques Lacan or here.

This led to Jones referring her to Freud.

Jones did not deal sensitively enough with her positive transference and involved her in several of his personal situations. Joan Riviere died in London insurvived by her only daughter, Diana. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

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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.


As well as translating Freud’s work, Riviere published several seminal works of her own. Contact LacanianWorks welcomes you! Reflecting on the arts A highly cultured woman, Riviere was interested in literature, arts and the theatre.

This took place in Vienna in This page was last edited on 21 Octoberat P95 of Collected Papers: In and she spent some time in a sanatorium because of nerves. In she published “Womanliness as a Diviere in which 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.

Although she published her paper “Womanliness as a masquerade” inJoan Riviere wrote it inthe year that women in England got the vote. Her ability to make complex theoretical insights persuasively straightforward helped to resolve the difficulties. Early life and introduction to analysis Riviere was born in Brighton. Riviere married Evelyn Riviere in and had a child, but suffered a breakdown on the death of her father around that time. By using this site, you agree to the Terms womanliiness Use and Privacy Policy.

By contrast Riviere masquerave on Klein ‘puts the emphasis elsewhere A highly cultured woman, Riviere was interested in literature, arts and the theatre.

Her paper on “On the Genesis of Psychical Conflict in Early Infancy” has been described as ‘the clearest and most womanlinese expressed outline of Kleinian theory as it was at that time’. Her father was a solicitor with an important literary background.

In this paper, Riviere demonstrates with convincing clinical material a fraudulent femininity in a certain type of woman, not overtly homosexual, masquuerade not fully heterosexual. Their only child, Diana, was born in Her “Contribution to the Analysis of the Negative Therapeutic Reaction” is ‘widely regarded as her most important contribution to psychoanalytic theory’, masqkerade as it did on her personal experience — ‘drawing on the painful experiences bound up with her analyses with Jones and Freud’.


Since Riviere was emotionally close to her father, his premature death in was so upsetting to her that she spent several periods in nursing homes.

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Use of power c. To him women were failed men. In she was assisting Sylvia Payne in organising the Oxford conference.

Freud understood Riviere better than Jones had but the analysis was very short. Views Read Edit View history. At the Hague conference inshe met Freud for the first time and asked to be analysed by him. Edited by Juliet Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose. 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: Womanliness as a masquerade: 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 was not happy at the school she later attended, Wycombe Abbey. Through her innovative writings and teachings she originated many themes in psychoanalytical thought that continue to be explored today. Availability given Seminar VI: The Archives of the British Psychoanalytical Society have granted us kind permission to reproduce the photo above.