How do feminist ideas haunt the lived experience of women, both in favour of or resisting feminist ideas? Is there a way of tracing women’s emotions, dreams and representation of the world through the adoption of or resistance to feminist arguments and ideas? How do women’s emotions reflect the specters of feminism, the way it haunts them into their bodily experience(s)? How does feminism strike the right chord by inevitably triggering emotional responses and emotional discourses?
The first stream of our research is closest to our original project, in which we have so far produced:
- A working bibliography of research into women’s resistance to feminism(s) in English and French produced by Marc CALVINI-LEFEBVRE, with the assistance of our intern, Morgane JULIA
- A special issue on Virginia Woolf’s resistance to feminism edited by Nicolas BOILEAU
- An article published by Claire SORIN in the French scientific journal Revue d’Histoire discussing whether antifeminism among women in the US should be seen as a symptom of the illiberal tradition in the USA.
In the months to come, we expect to publish:
- A book on the plurality of disciplinary approaches to women’s resistance to feminism(s), directed by Marc CALVINI-LEFEBVRE
- A journal special issue on women’s resistance to feminism(s) in the USA, directed by Claire SORIN.