Hélisenne de Crenne Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Archambault, Paul J. and Marianna Mustacchi Archambault. “Hélisenne De Crenne (c. 1510-c. 1560).” In French Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book, edited by Eva Martin Sartori and Dorothy Wynne Zimmerman, pp. 99-107. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Overview of de Crenne's life and career, discussing her major themes and surveying the critical commentary on her writings.

Conley, Tom. “Feminism, Écriture, and the Closed Room: The Angoysses douloureuses procedent d'amours.Symposium 27 (1973): 322-32.

Discusses the problematic of writing in Les Angoysses douloureuses.

Frautschi, Richard L. “Narrative Voice in Les Angoisses Douloureuses I: The Axe Présent. French Forum 1, no. 3 (September 1976): 209-16.

Detailed textual analysis of the vocabulary of narrative present and narrative past in Les Angoysses douloureuses.

Neal, Lisa. Introduction to The Torments of Love by Hélisenne de Crenne, edited by Lisa Neal, translated by Lisa Neal and Steven Rendall, pp. ix-xxxiii. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Overview of Les Angoysses douloureuses, considering questions of the work's autobiographical quality and discussing its narrative style, intertextual nature, and publication history.

Wood, Diane S. Hélisenne de Crenne: At the Crossroads of Renaissance Humanism and Feminism. Cranbury, N.J.: Associated University Presses, Inc., 2000.

Detailed study of the style and themes of de Crenne's writings.