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Voices from the Asylum
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List of abbreviations Note on presentation Introduction 1: Women's writing and women's incarceration: historical and theoretical approaches 2: Memoires d'une alienee by Hersilie Rouy: 'Ou est la folie la-dedans?' 3: Marie Esquiron: 'Ma triste et injuste sequestration' 4: Pauline Lair Lamotte: 'Je sens que la verite est la' 5: Camille Claudel: 'Du reve que fut ma vie, ceci est le cauchemar' Conclusion Bibliography Index

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Susannah Wilson is a scholar of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French culture and literature, with a specialist interest in women's writing; psychoanalytical theory; the history of psychiatry in France; social history; and 'self-writing' (autobiography, memoir, correspondence). She studied for a BA (Hons) in French Studies and a Masters degree at the University of Manchester, and completed her D.Phil. in French at Jesus College, Oxford, in 2005.

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her vast knowledge of the contemporary judicial system helps to contextualize them for the uninitiated reader. * Kathy Comfort, French Review *

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