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  1. Required Reading 13 items
    The following represents the primary reading for the module, though there will be additional theoretical reading on a weekly basis that will assist you in contextualising the ideas that will underpin the module. These readings will be provided on the modules Moodle page in January. The editions suggested are readily available first or second-hand, but I am happy for you to use whichever edition is available to you so long as it is reputable.
    1. We will be reading the texts in the following order:

    2. Metamorphosis and other stories - Franz Kafka 2007

      Book 

    3. Metamorphosis and other stories - Franz Kafka 1992

      Book 

    4. A clockwork orange - Anthony Burgess 2013

      Book 

    5. A clockwork orange - Anthony Burgess [1998]

      Book 

    6. The bell jar - Plath, Sylvia 2005

      Book 

    7. The bell jar - Sylvia Plath 1966

      Book 

    8. The yellow wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dale M. Bauer 1998

      Book 

    9. The wasp factory - Iain Banks 1990

      Book 

    10. The silence of the lambs - Thomas Harris 2009

      Book 

    11. Enduring love - Ian McEwan 1998

      Book 

    12. Crash - J. G. Ballard 2008

      Book 

    13. Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight (ISBN: 0141183934) - ordered for the library

      Selected Short Stories by Shirley Jackson & Daphne Du Maurier (copies provided on Moodle)

  2. Recommended Secondary Reading 5 items
    1. The following are not required reading, but they are useful companions to the topics that will be covered in the module, and provide thought-provoking introductions to the idea of insanity as a cultural, as well as a medical, phenomenon:

    2. What is madness? - Darian Leader 2012

      Book 

    3. Going sane - Adam Phillips 2006

      Book 

    4. If you have no familiarity at all with Freud's ideas of the mind, you might find the following helpful, though we will cover many of these ideas in class:

    5. Five lectures on psycho-analysis - Sigmund Freud 2013

      Book 

  3. Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange 6 items
    1. Ethical values in Anthony Burgess's 'Clockwork Orange' - Rubin Rabinovitz 1979

      Article  Article no longer available online

  4. Albert Camus - The Outsider 10 items
    1. Albert Camus - Philip Thody 1989

      Book 

    2. Camus: a study - Brian Masters 1974

      Book 

    3. Albert Camus - Robert de Luppé 1966

      Book 

    4. Understanding Albert Camus - David Ellison c1990

      Book 

    5. Albert Camus - Nathan A. Scott 1962

      Book 

  5. J.G. Ballard - Crash 15 items
    1. J. G. Ballard - Andrzej Gasiorek c2005

      Book 

    2. Radical Surrealism: rereading photography and history in J.G. Ballard's - Jeannette Baxter 2008

      Article  Article no longer available online

    3. The Road to 'Crash' - Tom Shone 1997

      Article  Article not available online

    4. Writers in Conversation - J G Ballard 27/10/2010

      Audio-visual document 

    5. Crash - David Cronenberg, J. G. Ballard 2007 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document 

  6. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita 7 items
    1. Nabokov: criticism, reminiscences, translations and tributes - Alfred Appel, Charles Newman 1971

      Book 

    2. Nabokov: his life in part - Andrew Field 1977

      Book 

  7. Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar 9 items
    1. Sylvia Plath - Eileen Margaret Aird 1973

      Book 

    2. The Cambridge introduction to Sylvia Plath - Jo Gill 2008

      Book 

    3. The unraveling archive: essays on Sylvia Plath - Anita Plath Helle 2007

      Book 

    4. The Cambridge companion to Sylvia Plath - Jo Gill 2006

      Book 

    5. Sylvia Plath: a critical study - Tim Kendall 2001

      Book 

    6. Sylvia Plath: the critical heritage - Linda Welshimer Wagner 1988

      Book 

    7. The haunting of Sylvia Plath - Jacqueline Rose 1991

      Book 

    8. Bitter fame: a life of Sylvia Plath - Anne Stevenson 1989

      Book 

    9. Sylvia Plath and the theatre of mourning - Christina Britzolakis 1999

      Book 

  8. Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper 6 items
    1. The reading habit and The 'Yellow Wallpaper' (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) - Barbara Hochman 2002

      Article  Article no longer available online

  9. Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory 4 items
  10. Thomas Harris - The Silence of the Lambs 5 items
  11. Ian McEwan - Enduring Love 9 items
    1. Ian McEwan - Kiernan Ryan 1994

      Book 

    2. Ian McEwan - Jack Slay c1996

      Book 

    3. Ian McEwan's Enduring love - Peter Childs 2007

      Book 

    4. Attributions of Madness in Ian McEwan's Enduring Love - Alan Palmer 2009

      Article  Article no longer available online

    5. Narration and Unease in Ian McEwan's Later Fiction - Jago Morrison 01/2001

      Article  Article no longer available online

  12. Secondary Critical Material 46 items
    1. Rabelais and his world - M. M. Bakhtin c1984

      Book 

    2. Madness explained: psychosis and human nature - Richard P. Bentall 2004

      Book 

    3. Models of madness: psychological, social and biological approaches to schizophrenia - Loren R. Mosher, Richard P. Bentall, John Read 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. R. D. Laing & anti-psychiatry - Robert Boyers (1971)

      Book 

    5. Meanings of madness - Richard J Castillo c1998

      Book 

    6. Feminism and psychoanalytic theory - Nancy J. Chodorow 1989

      Book 

    7. Sounds from the bell jar: ten psychotic authors - Gordon Claridge, Ruth Pryor, Gwen Watkins 1998

      Book 

    8. Psychoanalytic literary criticism - Maud Ellmann 1994

      Book 

    9. Writing and madness: (literature/philosophy/psychoanalysis) - Shoshana Felman, Martha Noel Evans 2003

      Book 

    10. Images of madness: the portrayal of insanity in the feature film - Michael Fleming, Roger Manvell c1985

      Book 

    11. Michel Foucault - Sara Mills 2003

      Book 

    12. History of madness - Michel Foucault, Jean Khalfa 2006

      Book 

    13. Psychiatric power: lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-74 - Michel Foucault, Jacques Lagrange, François Ewald, Alessandro Fontana 2006

      Book 

    14. Black sun: depression and melancholia - Julia Kristeva, Leon S. Roudiez 1989

      Book 

    15. Powers of horror: an essay on abjection - Julia Kristeva 1982

      Book 

    16. Strangers to ourselves - Julia Kristeva 1991

      Book 

    17. Écrits: a selection - Jacques Lacan 1980

      Book 

    18. The four fundamental concepts of psycho-analysis - Jacques Lacan, Jacques Alain Miller, Alan Sheridan 1977

      Book 

    19. The divided self: an existential study in sanity and madness - R. D. Laing 1990

      Book 

    20. Literature and psychoanalysis: intertextual readings - Ruth Parkin-Gounelas 2001

      Book 

    21. Madness: a brief history - Roy Porter 2002

      Book 

    22. The Faber book of madness - Roy Porter 1991

      Book 

    23. A social history of madness: stories of the insane - Roy Porter c1987

      Book 

    24. Labelling madness - Thomas J. Scheff 1975

      Book 

    25. Out of her mind: women writing on madness - Rebecca Shannonhouse 2003

      Book 

    26. Julia Kristeva: speaking the unspeakable - Anne-Marie Smith 1998

      Book 

    27. Beyond Bedlam: poems written out of mental distress - Ken Smith, Matthew Sweeney, Felix Post 1997

      Book 

    28. Psychoanalytic criticism: a reader - Sue Vice 1996

      Book 

    29. Psychoanalytic criticism: theory in practice - Elizabeth Wright 1984

      Book