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Secondary readings

Plato, Phaedrus

*Asmis, E. ‘Plato on poetic creativity’ in The Cambridge Companion to Plato, ed. R. Kraut, CUP, 1992

*Brogan, W. ‘Socrates’ tragic speech: divine madness and the place of rhetoric in Philosophy’, in Retracing the Platonic Text, eds. J. Russon and J. Sallis, Northwestern UP, 2000

*Derrida, J. ‘Plato’s pharmacy’, in his Dissemination, tr. B. Johnson, Athlone & Chicago, 1981

Desjardins, R., ‘Why Dialogues? Plato’s Serious Play’, in Platonic Writings/Platonic Readings, ed. C. Griswold, Penn State Press, 2001

*Ferrari, G. R. F., Listening to the Cicadas: A Study of Plato’s Phaedrus, CUP, 1987

________ ‘Platonic Love’, in The Cambridge Companion to Plato, ed. R. Kraut, CUP, 1992

Griswold, C. L., ‘Irony in the Platonic Dialogues’, Philosophy and Literature 26(1), 2002

*________ Self-Knowledge in Plato’s Phaedrus, Pennsylvania UP, 1996

Nicholson, G. ‘The discourses of the Phaedrus’, in Retracing the Platonic Text, eds. J. Russon and J. Sallis, Northwestern UP, 2000

*Nussbaum, M. C. ‘“This story isn’t true”: madness, reason and recantation in the Phaedrus’, in her The Fragility of Goodness, CUP, 1986

Plato Symposium (any translation)

Rutherford, R. B. ‘The Phaedrus’, in his The Art of Plato, Duckworth, 1995

Sayre, K. M. Plato’s Literary Garden: How to Read a Platonic Dialogue, Notre Dame UP, 1995

Vlastos, G. ‘The individual as an object of love in Plato’, in his Platonic Studies, Princeton UP, 1973

Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

Allison, D (ed.) The New Nietzsche: contemporary styles of interpretation, Delta, 1977

Ansell-Pearson, K. & Caygill, H. (eds) The Fate of the New Nietzsche, Avebury, 1993

Boyle, N. ‘Nietzsche and the “middle mode of discourse”’, in Realism in European Literature, eds. N. Boyle & M. Swales, CUP, 1986

*Gemes, K. 'Nietzsche's Critique of Truth', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 52:47-65, 1992; reprinted in Oxford Readings in Philosophy: Nietzsche, B. Leiter and J. Richardson (eds), OUP, 2001

Gillespie, M. A. & Strong, T. B. (eds) Nietzsche’s New Seas, Chicago, 1991

Heller, P. Studies on Nietzsche, Bouvier, 1980

Helm, R. ‘Plato in the thought of Nietzsche and Augustine’, in Studies in Nietzsche and the Classical Tradition, J. O’Flaherty, T. Sellner & R. Helm (eds), Chapel Hill, 1979

*Janaway, C. 'Beauty is false, truth ugly: Nietzsche on art and life', in Nietzsche on Art and Aesthetics, D. Came (ed). OUP, 2010

Kaufmann, W. Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, Vintage, 1968

Owen, D. 'Nietzsche's Squandered Seductions: Feminism, the Body, and the Politics of Genealogy', in The Fate of the New Nietzsche, eds. K. Ansell-Pearson and H. Caygill, Ashgate, 1993

Poellner, P. Nietzsche and Metaphysics, Clarendon Press, 1995

*Reginster, B. ‘The Will to Power and the Ethics of Creativity’, in Nietzsche and Morality, eds. B. Leiter and N. Sinhababu, OUP, 2007

*Risse, M. ‘Nietzschean “Animal Psychology” versus Kantian Ethics’, in Nietzsche and Morality, eds. B. Leiter and N. Sinhababu, OUP, 2007

Schacht, R. Nietzsche, Routledge, 1983

Solomon, R. C. & Higgins, K. M. (eds) Reading Nietzsche, OUP, 1990

Stern, J. P. Nietzsche, Harvester, 1978; abbreviated version in Fontana’s ‘Modern Masters’ series

Stephenson, R. ‘On the widespread use of an inappropriate and restrictive model of the literary aphorism’, The Modern Language Review, 75, 1980

*Warner, M. ‘Nietzsche’s philosophical hammer’, in his Philosophical Finesse: Studies in the Art of Rational Persuasion, Clarendon Press, 1989

Woolf, Mrs Dalloway


'Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown’, ‘Modern Fiction’, ‘On Not Knowing Greek’ (1925) in Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays, ed. David Bradshaw (Oxford World’s Classics, 2008)

Short Fiction: ‘Mrs. Dalloway in Bonds Street’, ‘Monday or Tuesday’ in Virginia Woolf, A Haunted House, The complete Shorter Fiction, ed Susan Dick (Vintage, 2003)

Critical Biography

Julia Briggs, Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life (Penguin, 2005)


*Beer, Gillian. ‘The Island and the Aeroplane’ in Homi K. Bhabha (ed) Nation and Narration (1990)

Cohen, Scott. 'The Empire from the Street: Virginia Woolf, Wembley, and Imperial Monuments', Modern Fiction Studies 50.1 (2004)

*Fernihough, Anne. ‘Consciousness as a Stream’ in The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

Froula, Christina. Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde (Columbia UP, 2005)

Hussey, Mark. The Singing of the Real World: The Philosophy of Virginia Woolf’s Fiction (Ohio State UP, 1986)

Marcus, Laura. Virginia Woolf (Northcote House, 1997)

Naremore, James. World without a Self: Virginia Woolf and the Novel. (Yale UP, 1973)

Zwerdling, Alex. Virginia Woolf and the Real World (U California, 1986)

Dalgarno, Emily, Virginia Woolf and the Visible World (Cambridge UP, 2001)

*Hillis Miller, J. ‘Mrs. Dalloway : Repetition as raising of the Dead’ in Su Reid (ed) Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse (Macmillan, 1993), 45-56

Di Battista, Maria. ‘Joyce, Woolf and the Modern Mind’ in Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy (eds) Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays (Vision, 1983), 96-114.

Di Battista, Maria. Virginia Woolf’s Major Novels (Yale UP, 1980)