Ondine Arnould - New Voices Research Profile

I have been working on a thesis that consists of a comparative typology of womanhood in the works of Lou Andreas-Salomé and Friedrich Nietzsche since October 2019. In particular, I am investigating the resistance of the ideal, or at least the mutation of the Goethian “Eternal Feminine” by Nietzsche and Andreas-Salomé. I ask myself in what way their respective thoughts constitute an unclassifiable third way, which cannot be reduced to the patriarchy, nor to the egalitarianism of their time.

As part of my doctoral research and my teaching duties at the University of Strasbourg, I also work on Malwida von Meysenbug and her Memories of an Idealist, as well as on Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. My research focuses on womanhood and feminine from a historical-philosophical point of view, which leads me to consider the history of feminisms, although my main focus for my thesis is on the so-called egalitarian feminism of the 19th and 20th centuries in Germany.

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Contact: ondine.arnould@gmail.com

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