Marie Stuart selon le XIXe siècle français ou le dilemme d'une héroïne

Nicole Cadène 1 Cadène Nicole 1
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TELEMME - Temps, espaces, langages Europe méridionale-Méditerranée
Abstract : The French XIXth century is a privileged period to make Mary Queen of Scots an heroïne. Beyond endless discussions over her reign and personality, there are three topics to be investigated. Her unchanging beauty reminds us to her feminity. However, this essential quality is not enough for the Queen to reign and her beauty is threatened in the exercise of her power. Elizabeth " more Queen than woman " appears as a hybrid being with a dubious sexual identity. By contrast, male historians relegate Marie Stuart's political action " more woman than Queen ". Between her being and her doing, the main character's dilemma is finding an outcome in the misfortune linked to her femininity. This misfortune is increased by her political failure. Nevertheless women who interpret the Queen of Scots myth in a more positive light dot not agree with these conclusions. According to this view, there are two contradictory portraits of Marie Stuart.
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Nicole Cadène, Cadène Nicole. Marie Stuart selon le XIXe siècle français ou le dilemme d'une héroïne. 2011. ⟨hal-00649576⟩



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