Mentoring through the centuries : on the dynamics of personal and professional growth / edited by Véronique Duché and Gregoria Manzin.

  • Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2022.
  • ©2022
271 pages ; 22 cm.


Summary note
"Mentoring is now recognised as a crucial factor for professional and personal growth. This volume encompasses reflections on the relationship forged by mentors and mentees in history, literature and the performing arts, from the Middle Ages up until our time. Following a Preface by Charles Forsdick, which highlights how focusing on the relationship between mentors and mentees can open up new readings of literary texts, these ten essays examine the varions shapes of mentoring, its power dynamics, as well as the reciprocal process of change the mentoring relationship can instigate. They reveal the blurred margins of this relationship, as well as the benefits and risks entailed in this partnership."--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-255) and index.
Language note
Includes abstracts in English and French.
  • Mentoring partnerships as avenues for growth
  • Pt. 1. Medieval and early modern mentors
  • A wandering knight’s quest for a mentor. Thomas de Saluces’s Le Chevalier errant
  • The Relationship between Mentor and Mentee in the French versions of Erasmus’ Colloquia
  • Staging past and present mentors on the global theatre of printed knowledge
  • Neoplatonic cosmography and ethos in Giovan Battista Ramusio’s Navigations and travels (1550-1559)
  • Molière as a mentor
  • Literati and learned ladies in contemporary Australia
  • Pt. 2. Mentoring in the 19th and 20th century
  • “I never was, and never will be [...] anyone’s master”
  • Private passions and company priority. The love and work story of Sergei Diaghilev and Vaslav Nijinsky
  • Constellation mentorship
  • Pt. 3. Mentors in contemporary novels
  • Mentoring subversions. An exploration of success and failure in two mentoring relationships in Marie NDiaye’s Mon cœur à l’étroit and Trois femmes puissantes
  • Informal female mentorship in Fatou Diome’s Celles qui attendent (Women Who Wait)
  • The ethics of care in a traditional rural society. Adopting a soul-child in Michela Murgia’s Sardinian novel Accabadora (2009).
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