Further Reading

General Background

  • J. Ardagh, The New France: A Society in Transition 1945-1973 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973. 2nd. edition)

  • M. Cook (ed.), French Culture since 1945 (London: Longman, 1993)

  • C. Dyer, Population and Society in Twentieth Century France (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1978)

  • J.E. Flower, France Today (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993) 7th edition.

  • J. Forbes & M. Kelly (eds), French Cultural Studies: An Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)

  • R. Gildea, France since 1945 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

  • J.F. Hollifield & G. Ross (eds), Searching for the New France (London: Routledge, 1991)

  • J. MacMillan, Twentieth-Century France: Politics and Society 1898-1991 (London: Edward Arnold, 1992)

  • P. Neville, France 1914-1969: The Three Republics (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995) pp.99-143

  • R. Price, A Concise History of France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

  • K. Ross, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (London & Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1995)

  • R. Vinen, France, 1934-1970 (London, MacMillan, 1996)

  • H.P.M. Winchester, Contemporary France (London: Longman, 1993)

  • V. Wright, The Government and Politics of France (London: Unwin Hyman, 1989) 3rd edition.


  • Women in Postwar France

  • C. Duchen, Feminism in France: From May `68 to Mitterand (London: Routledge, 1986)

  • C. Duchen, 'Occupation Housewife: The Domestic Ideal in 1950s' France' in French Cultural Studies , II (1991) 1-11
  • C. Duchen, Women's Rights and Women's Lives in France 1944- 1968 (London: Routledge, 1994)

  • C. Laubier, The Condition of Women in France: 1945 to the Present. A Documentary Anthology (London: Routledge, 1990)


  • Christiane Rochefort

    i) Rochefort's Published Works

  • Le Repos du guerrier (Paris: Grasset, 1958)

  • Les Morrison (Paris: Grasset, 1966)

  • Printemps au parking (Paris: Grasset, 1969)

  • C'est bizarre d'abord (Paris: Grasset, 1976)

  • Ma Vie revue et vas chez les femmes (Paris: Grasset, 1982)

  • Le Monde est comme deux chevaux (Paris: Grasset, 1986)

  • La Porte du fond (Paris: Grasset, 1988)

  • ii) Interviews and Essays

    XIX (1979) 107-120

  • `The Privilege of Consciousness: An Homosexualities and French Literature (New York: Cornell University Press, 1979) 101-113
  • `Are Women Writers Still Monsters?' in E. Marks & I. de Courtivron (eds.), New French Feminisms: An Anthology (Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1980) 183-186
  • `Christiane Rochefort' in A. Jardine & A. Menke (eds.), Shifting Scenes: Interviews on Women, Writing, and Politics in Post-68 France (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991) 174-191
  • M. J. Green et al., 'Rochefort and Godard: Two or Three Things about Prostitution' in The French Review , LII (1979) 440-48
  • D. Holmes, `Realism, Fantasy and Feminist Meaning: The Fiction of Christiane Rochefort' in M. Atak & P. Powrie (eds.), Contemporary French Fiction by Women: Feminist Perspectives (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990) 26-40
  • A. Hughes, 'Gender Issues' in M. Cook (ed.), French Culture since 1945 (London: Longman, 1993) Rochefort's Angry Comedy' in Modern Languages , 68 (1988) 241-261
  • P.M.W. Thody, `Introduction' to Christiane Rochefort,

  • Maurice Pialat

  • G. Austin, Contemporary French Cinema: An Introduction (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996)

  • K. Reader, 'French Cinema since 1945' in M. Cook (ed.), French Culture since 1945 (London: Longman, 1993) 78-98

  • J. Forbes, The Cinema in France: After the New Wave (London: BFI/Macmillan, 1992)

  • S. Hayward & G. Vincendeau (eds), French Film: Texts and Contexts (London: Routledge, 1990)

  • S. Hayward, French National Cinema (London: Routledge, 1993)

  • J. Magny, Maurice Pialat (Paris: Editions de l'├ętoile/Cahiers du cin?ma, 1992)

  • P. Sorlin, European Cinemas, European Societies 1939-1990 (London: Routledge, 1991)

  • R. Stam, R. Bourgoyne & S. Flitterman-Lewis, New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics: Structuralism, Post-structuralism and Beyond (London: Routledge, 1992)

  • G. Vincendeau, The Companion to French Cinema (London: BFI/Cassell, 1996)

  • A. Williams, Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992)


  • Annie Ernaux

  • L. Cairns, 'Annie Ernaux, Filial Ambivalence and Ce qu'ils disent ou rien' in Romance Studies, 24 (1994) 71-84
  • L. Day, 'Class, Sexuality and Subjectivity in Annie Ernaux's Les Armoires vides' in M. Atack & P. Powrie (eds.), Contemporary French Fiction by Women: Feminist Perspectives (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1990) 41-55
  • L. Day & T. Jones, Ernaux: La Place/Une Femme (Glasgow: Glasgow Introductory Guides to French Literature, 1990)
  • W. Motte, 'Annie Ernaux's Understatement' in The French Review, 69 (1995) 55-67
  • C. Sanders, 'Stylistic Aspects of Women's Writing: The Case of Annie Ernaux' in French Cultural Studies, 4 (1993) 15-29
  • Gallimard, 1994)

  • C-L. Tondeur, 'Entretien avec Annie Ernaux' in The French Review, 69 (1995) 37-44
  • P. M. Wetherill, 'Introduction and Notes' to La Place (London: Routledge, 1987) 1-45

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