Professor Marianne Camus, born in 1949 and educated in France, spent ten years in England and then went back to France to obtain her PhD at Paris Sorbonne. She currently teaches at Djion University. She writes and publishes on gender in nineteenth century literature.2004 0-7734-6334-8
An attempt to re-read the construction of the mad female characters of Dickens’ novels. A main aim is to demonstrate how social rules and forces differentiate mental derangement gender-wise, as far as its causes and manifestations are concerned, within what could be called, in Dickens’ fiction, a general human tendency toward mental derangement. A further aim is to qualify Dickens’ reputation for misogynistic blindness and prejudice.