By T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
The ebook opens with an exploration of clinical discourse on black women, utilizing Sarah Bartmann, the so-called Hottentot Venus, and typical scientist Georges Cuvier as issues of departure. To additional convey how similar to a savage was once projected onto the our bodies of black ladies, Sharpley-Whiting strikes into pop culture with an research of an 1814 vaudeville sketch of Bartmann, then shifts onto the terrain of canonical French literature and colonial cinema, exploring the illustration of black ladies via Baudelaire, Balzac, Zola, Maupassant, and Loti. After venturing into twentieth-century movie with an research of Josephine Baker’s renowned Princesse Tam Tam, the examine concludes with a dialogue of ways black Francophone ladies writers and activists countered stereotypical representations of black woman our bodies in this interval. A first-time translation of the vaudeville express The Hottentot Venus, or Hatred of Frenchwomen vitamins this critique of the French male gaze of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Both intellectually rigorous and culturally exciting, this learn will entice scholars and students within the fields of 19th- and twentieth-century French literature, feminist and gender stories, black experiences, and cultural studies.
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Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French by T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting