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Michèle Le Doeuff's "primal scene": prohibition and confidence in the education of a woman

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My essay begins with Michèle Le Doeuff's singular account of the "primal scene" in her own education as a woman, illustrating a universally significant point about the way(s) in which education can differ for men and women: gender difference both shapes and is shaped by the imaginary of a culture as manifest in how texts matter for Le Doeuff. Her primal scene is the first moment she remembers when, while aspiring to think for herself, a prohibition is placed in her reading of literature. H...

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Peer reviewed
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10.2478/v10231-011-0002-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Publisher:
Walter de Gruyter GmbH Publisher's website
Journal:
Text Matters Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-26
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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2084-574X
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uuid:60e7a54a-4dfe-4e98-976e-15fcfa3ab626
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ora:9654

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