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FR435 Further Reading

Many of the edited collections from which individual topics' set and supplementary readings are taken contain other interesting and relevant pieces; feel free to ask me if you would like specific pointers. In addition, here is a list of further sources:

Allen, R. and J.-C. Sergeant, ‘Looking at each other: French News on British Television, British News on French Television.’ Franco-British Council Report, 1997-8.

Atack, M. and P. Powrie 1990. Contemporary French Fiction by Women: Feminist Perspectives. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Baudrillard, J. 1981. Simulacres et simulation. Paris: Galilée.

Beugnet, M. 2007. Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Beugnet, M. 2000. Marginalité, sexualité, contrôle dans le cinéma français contemporain. Paris: L’Harmattan.

Beauvoir, S. de. Le Deuxième sexe. Paris: Gallimard, 1986.

Brassart, A. 2007. L’Homosexualité dans le cinéma français. Paris: Nouveau monde.

Cairns, L. 2006. Sapphism on Screen, Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Cavallaro, D. 2003. French Feminist Theory: An Introduction. New York; London: Continuum.

Chanter, T. 1991. 'Antigone’s Dilemma.' In R. Bernasconi and S. Critchley (eds), Re-Reading Levinas, pp. 130-147. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Creed, B. 1993. The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. London and New York: Routledge.

Critchley, S. 1999. Ethics – Politics – Subjectivity. London and New York: Verso.

Debord, G. 1967. La Société du spectacle. Paris: Buchet-Chastel.

Desnain, Véronique, ‘Le polar féminin? Contemporary crime writing by women in France in The European Detective Novel’, Arachnofiles Issue 1, Autumn 2000 <>

—— 2000. ‘Les limites de la loi: le personnage du “justicier” chez les femmes auteurs fancophones contemporaines’, Féminisme et polar, Journée de l’Association Nationale des Études Féminins, 8: 55-63

—— 2000. ‘La femelle de l’espèce: women in contemporary French Crime Fiction’, French Cultural Studies 12/2.

—— 2009. ‘Gender and Genre: Women in French Crime Writing.’ In C. Gorrara (ed.), French Crime Fiction, pp. 86-106. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Duchen, C. 1986. Feminism in France: From May ’68 to Mitterrand. London and New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

------- ------ 1994. Women’s Rights and Women’s Lives in France 1944 -1968. London and New York: Routledge.

Fallaize, E. 1993. French Women's Writing: Recent Fiction. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Fraser, N. and S. Lee Bartky, 1992. Revaluing French Feminism: Critical Essays on Difference, Agency, and Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Gregory, A. and U. Tidd. 2000. Women in Contemporary France. Oxford: Berg.

Harrod, M. 2012. ‘The réalisatrice and the rom-com in the 2000s.’ Studies in French Cinema 12, no.3: 227-240.

Harrod, M. 2013. ‘Sweet nothings: imagining the inexpressible in contemporary French romantic comedy.’ Studies in French Cinema 13:2: 171-187.

Holmes, D. and D. Loosely (eds). 2013. Imagining the Popular in Contemporary French Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Horner, A. and S. Zlosnik. 1990. Landscapes of Desire: Metaphors in Modern Women's Fiction. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Huffer, L. 1995. Another Look, Another Woman: Retranslations of French Feminism. Yale French Studies, New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press.

Hughes, A. & J. S. Williams (eds). 2001. Gender and French Cinema. London: Berg.

Jardine, A. and A. M. Menke. 1991. Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France, Gender and Culture. New York: Columbia University Press.

Jordan, S. A. 2005. Contemporary French Women's Writing: Women's Visions, Women's Voices, Women's Lives, Modern French Identities. Bern: Oxford: Peter Lang.

Kelly, O. and L. Walsh. 2004. Contemporary French Feminism, Oxford Readings in Feminism. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Kidd, W. and S. Reynolds (eds). 2000. Contemporary French Cultural Studies, London: Hodder Arnold. Especially Chapter 22.

Mazdon,L. 2001. ‘Contemporary French television, the nation and the family: continuity and change’. Television and New Media 2, 4): 335-349.

Moi, T. 1985. Sexual-Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory, New Accents. London: Methuen.

Mosley, P. 2013. The Cinema of the Dardennes Brothers: Responsible Realism. New York & Chichester: Wallflower.

Munford, R. and M. Waters. 2014. Feminism and Popular Culture. London: I. B. Tauris.

Noreiko, S. F. 1999. ‘"Toutes les des salopes": representation of women in crime fiction,' French Cultural Studies 10: 89-105.

Rosello, M. 1996. Infiltrating Culture: Power and Identity in Contemporary Women's Writing. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press.

Rye, G. Contemporary Women's Writing in French. London: Berghahn Journals, 2002.

—— and M. Worton. 2002. Women's Writing in Contemporary France: New Writers, New Literatures in the 1990s. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Schehr, L. R.2009. French Post-Modern Masculinities: From Neuromatrices to Seropositivity. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Schindler, N., 2003. 'Marginal Genre? Crime Fiction from a Feminist Perspective,' European Journal of Women’s Studies 10: 355-58

Selfe, M. 2010. ‘“Incredibly French?” Nation as an Interpretative Context for Extreme Cinema,’ in L. Mazdon & C. Wheatley (eds), Je t’aime…moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations. London: I. B. Tauris.

Sellers, S. 1996. Hélène Cixous: Authorship, Autobiography and Love, Key Contemporary Thinkers. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Tasker, Y. 1998. Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema. London and New York: Routledge.

Tasker, Y. and D. Negra (eds). 2007. Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture. Duke and London: Duke University Press.

Tidd, U. 2003. Simone de Beauvoir, Gender and Testimony. London and New York: Routledge.

Tabachnik, M. 1997. ‘Remarques sur la non-place des femmes’, in Les Temps Modernes 595: 122-129.

Tarr, C. with B. Rollet. 2001. Cinema and the Second Sex: Women’s Filmmaking in France in the1980s and 1990s. London and New York: Continuum.

C. Tarr. 2012. ‘Introduction: Women’s film-making in France 2000-2010,’ Studies in French Cinema 12:3: 189-200.

Twomey, L. K. Women in Contemporary Culture: Roles and Identities in France and Spain. Bristol: Intellect, 2003.