“Liberté, Égalité, Sororité: The Regime of the Sister in Graffigny's Lettres
d'une Péruvienne.”

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Discusses 18th-century author Françoise de Graffigny's important novel (Lettres d'une Péruvienne), focusing on the form of the letters in the novel, which are constructed first in quipos (a peruvian form of communication involving knotted cords), and then in French, arguing that the physical act of writing and translating opens the space for a new form of female subjectivity. Rutler argues that Graffigny’s novel provides a counter-example to a fraternal refusal of the patriarchal power by offering a strengthened version of sisterhood.

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French Forum 39.2-3 (2014): 1-15

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09/15/2017

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Rutler, Tracy, ““Liberté, Égalité, Sororité: The Regime of the Sister in Graffigny's Lettres
d'une Péruvienne.”,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed June 25, 2024, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/122.