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  1. Week 1: Introduction 3 items
    Extracts from the texts below will be provided for discussion in the first seminar.
    1. On being ill - Virginia Woolf 2002

      Book Essential

  2. Week 2: Plague Literature 7 items
    1. The theatre and its double - Antonin Artaud, trans. Victor Corti 2010

      Book Essential Read "Theatre and the Plague" (pp. 9-22)

  3. Week 3: Classical Representations of Illness 0 items
    Essential primary reading for the seminar will be provided via MMS. We will be working closely with the primary texts for this topic.
  4. Week 4: Boccaccio 8 items
    1. The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio, G. H. McWilliam 2003

      Book Essential Please read: -Editor's Introduction -Boccaccio's Introduction -Day 1: tales 1, 3, 7, conclusion -Day 2: tales 5, 7 (8), conclusion -Day 4: Introduction, tales 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, conclusion -Day 7: tales 2, 9, conclusion -Day 10: tales 2, 5 (7), 9, 10

    2. Boccaccio: a critical guide to the complete works - Victoria Kirkham, Michael Sherberg, Janet Levarie Smarr c2013

      Book Essential Please read: -Introduction -Part I

    3. The world at play in Boccaccio's Decameron - Giuseppe Mazzotta 2014

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    4. A local habitation and a name: imagining histories in the Italian renaissance - Albert Russell Ascoli 2011

      Book  Please read: -chapter 2 -chapter 3

    5. Boccaccio's Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance - Michaela Paasche Grudin, Robert Grudin, Askews and Holts Library Services 2012 (electronic book)

      Book 

  5. Week 5: Mann 10 items
    1. Death in Venice and Other Stories - Thomas Mann March 11, 2002 (Paperback)

      Book Essential We'll be focusing on 'Tristan'

    2. Tristan - Gottfried 1960

      Book Recommended This is a key primary text when considering Mann's Tristan.

    3. Tristan and Isolde - Richard Wagner, Stewart Robb 1965

      Book Recommended This is a key primary text when considering Mann's Tristan.

    4. The Cambridge companion to Thomas Mann - Ritchie Robertson, MyiLibrary 2002 (electronic book)

      Book 

    5. Madness in medieval French literature: identities found and lost - Sylvia Huot 2003 (electronic book)

      Book  Especially 'Madness and Love: A Living Death?'

  6. Week 7: Modernist Illness and Theory 0 items
    Theoretical reading will be provided via MMS.
  7. Week 8: Woolf 10 items
    1. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf 2000

      Book Essential

    2. On being ill - Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee 2002

      Book Essential

    3. A companion to Virginia Woolf 2016

      Book  See Madelyn Detloff's chapter 'Woolf and Crip Theory'

    4. Virginia Woolf - Alexandra Harris 2011

      Book 

    5. Virginia Woolf - Hermione Lee 1996

      Book 

  8. Week 9: Mantel 4 items
    1. Giving up the ghost: a memoir - Hilary Mantel 2004

      Book Essential

  9. Week 10: Erpenbeck 3 items
    1. The old child and the book of words - Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky 2008

      Book Essential

  10. Further reading 12 items
    1. Madness in literature - Lillian Feder 1980

      Book 

    2. Writing and madness - Shoshana Felman 2003

      Book 

    3. Plague, pox & pestilence - Kenneth F. Kiple 1997

      Book 

    4. New maladies of the soul - Julia Kristeva, Ross Guberman 1995

      Book 

    5. Black sun: depression and melancholia - Julia Kristeva, Leon S. Roudiez c1989

      Book 

    6. Madness and creativity in literature and culture - Corinne J. Saunders, Jane Macnaughton 2005

      Book 

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