Auerbach, Nina. "Magi and Maidens: The Romance of the Victorian Freud." Critical Inquiry 8, No. 2 (Winter 1981): 281-300.
Discusses the role of mythology in the discourse on hysteria and considers the claim that such mythologies can be utilized to affirm female authority.
Brady, Kristin. "Textual Hysteria: Hardy's Narrator on Women." In The Sense of Sex: Feminist Perspectives on Hardy, edited by Margaret R. Higonnet, pp. 87-106. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Examines the evolution of Hardy's rendering of female characters in the context of Victorian tensions about femininity and...
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