Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Amy M. Robbins
From the mad heroines of classic Victorian literature to the depictions of female insanity in modern Western writing, women suffering from mental instability have been a common recurrence at the center of plotlines. This thesis will explore the historical context of madness as a gendered concept by examining several literary works published in different centuries.
Sooklall, Kimberly, "An Incurable Malady? Representations of Female Madness in Nineteenth Century-Twenty-first Century Literature" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.