This volume, a collection of essays by a number of high-profile personalities working in philosophy, literature, sociology, cinema, theatre, journalism and politics, covers a number of crucial developments in the field of French feminisms that have made a reassessment necessary. "Beyond French Feminisms" proposes to answer the question: what is new in French feminism at the beginning of the 21st century? The essays reflect the shift from the theoretical and philosophical approaches that characterized feminism in the 1980s to the more social and political questions of 2001. Topics include: the "parit?" and PACS debates, the France USA dialogue, the "multicultural" issues and the new trends in literature and film by women.
ROGER CELESTIN is Associate Professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, and co-chair of French studies. He is the author of From Cannibals to Radicals: Figures and Limits of Exoticism (University of Minnesota Press, 1996). - ELIANE DALMOLIN is Associate Professor of French and co-chair of French studies at the University of Connecticut. Her book Cutting the Body is forthcoming with University Press of Michigan. - ISABELLE DE COURTIVRON is Professor of French studies at MIT. She has written books on Violette Leduc and Clara Malraux, and is co-editor of New French Feminisms and Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership.