Aimée Boutin has published new book on Louisa Siefert

Tue, 04/09/24
Redécouvrir Louisa Siefert

Edited by Aimée Boutin, Adrianna M. Paliyenko & Catherine Witt, this collection of ten essays by leading scholars opens up new perspectives on the work and life of Louisa Siefert (1845-1877)/ The book is based on an intersectional approach that links the various literary, political and religious commitments and singular experiences of a remarkable writer, famous in her time, then unjustly fallen into oblivion. The contributions gathered in this book not only look back at her life -- her social, bourgeois and provincial origins, her upbringing, her Protestant faith, her stoicism, her republican commitment, and her struggles to overcome several physical handicaps -- but they also and above all reveal the richness of her literary work, the plurality of voices that animate it, and the attention that Siefert never ceased to pay to the form and genres of her writings. While the idea for this book arose from the desire to consider the contribution of archives to the study of a woman's literary work, it ultimately looks to the future, proposing an unprecedented appreciation of the legacy that Louisa Siefert leaves to posterity.

Redécouvrir Louisa Siefert (1845-1877) : Richesse d’une œuvre de femme à l’ère de la modernité. Textes réunis par Aimée Boutin, Adrianna M. Paliyenko et Catherine Witt. Éditions Honoré Champion, 2024. ISBN 9782745360816.