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FR260 Further Reading

A specific reading list may be found on the Talis Aspire pages for the course (linked in the course Moodle pages).


  • Appignanesi, Lisa. 2008. Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present
  • Bruch, Hilde. The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa (Open Books, 1978)
  • Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa (New York: Vintage, 2000).
  • Felman, Shoshana. 1975. 'Women and Madness: The Critical Phallacy', Diacritics 5: 2-10
  • Finch, Alison. 2000. Women's Writing in Nineteenth-Century France
  • Holmes, Diana. 1996. French Women's Writing 1848-1994
  • Hustvedt, Asti. 2011. Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris (London: Bloomsbury).
  • Kanes, Martin, 1990. Critical Essays on Honore de Balzac
  • Kay, Cave and Bowie. 2003. A Short History of French Literature (Part III)
  • Little, Roger. ed. 1998. Ourika, Madame de Duras (excellent introduction to the text)
  • Matlock, Jann. 1991. 'Doubling out of the Crazy House: Gender, Autobiography and the Insane Asylum in Nineteenth-Century France', Representations 34: 167-95
  • Matlock, Jann. 1994. Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France
  • Orbach, Susie. Hunger Strike: The Anorectic's Struggle as a Metaphor for our Age (London: Karnac, 2005).
  • Ripa, Yannick. 1990. Women and Madness: The Incarceration of Women in Nineteenth-Century France
  • Schumacher, Claude. 1990. Emile Zola: Therese Raquin
  • Showalter, Elaine. 1987. The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture
  • Stephens, Sonya (ed.) 2000. A History of Women's Writing in France
  • Tilby, Michael (ed.) 1995. Balzac
  • Wilson, Susannah. 2010. Voices From the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920
  • Zeldin, Theodore. 1977. A History of French Passions: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety (vol. 2, chapter 17, 'Worry, Boredom and Hysteria')