Artists and curators taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their work. This list has been compiled by artists included in FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, an exhibition that explores the body as a site of oppression, liberation and troubling pleasures through the work of modern and contemporary artists. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL
Corpus Jean-Luc Nancy Rebecca Jagoe
Sensation and Sex Lucretius Rebecca Jagoe
The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic Mario Perniola Rebecca Jagoe
The Art of Courtly Love Andreas Capellanus Rebecca Jagoe
Les Liasons Dangereuses Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Rebecca Jagoe
On Love Stendhal Rebecca Jagoe
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert Rebecca Jagoe
Pygmalion’ in Metamorphoses Ovid Rebecca Jagoe
Eros the Bittersweet Anne Carson Rebecca Jagoe
A Lover’s Discourse Roland Barthes Rebecca Jagoe
The Art of Loving Erich Fromm Rebecca Jagoe
Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality James A. Schultz Rebecca Jagoe
Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud Thomas Lacquer Rebecca Jagoe
Premodern Sexualities Louise Fradenburg Rebecca Jagoe
The Freudian Body Leo Bersani Rebecca Jagoe
Before Sexuality Edited by David M. Halperin et al. Rebecca Jagoe
The Promise of Happiness Sara Ahmed Rebecca Jagoe
Sex, or the Unbearable Lauren Berland & Lee Edelman Rebecca Jagoe
Refiguring Lesbian Desire [Book chapter] In ‘Space, Time and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies' Elizabeth Grosz Rebecca Jagoe
All about love Bell Hooks Rebecca Jagoe
A Defense of Marriage Act Malik Gaines Rebecca Jagoe Link
‘Objectification’ [journal article] In 'Philosophy & Public Affairs' Vol. 24, No. 4 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 249-291 (43 pages) Martha Nussbaum Rebecca Jagoe
From Communion to Cannibalism Maggie Kilgour Rebecca Jagoe
Gut Feminism Elizabeth A. Wilson Rebecca Jagoe
Carnal Appetites Elspeth Probyn Rebecca Jagoe
The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer Brian Masters Rebecca Jagoe
Killing for Company: The Case of Dennis Nilsen Brian Masters Rebecca Jagoe
The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough: The Secret Murders of Milwaukee’s Jeffrey Dahmer Anne E. Schwartz Rebecca Jagoe
Savage Appetites Rachel Monroe Rebecca Jagoe
In My Arms Kylie Minogue Rebecca Jagoe
These Arms of Mine Otis Reading Rebecca Jagoe
(I Just) Died in Your Arms [Music] Cutting Crew Rebecca Jagoe
Right Back Here in My Arms [Music] Prince Rebecca Jagoe
Orphée [film] Jean Cocteau Rebecca Jagoe
Beauty and the Beast [film] Jean Cocteau Rebecca Jagoe
Loving Animals: On Bestiality, Zoophilia and Post-human Love Joanna Bourke Marianna Simnett
Elena Passarello, Animals Strike Curious Poses Leonora Carrington Marianna Simnett
The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington Marianna Simnett
Laocoon: An essay upon the limits of painting and poetry. With remarks illustrative of various points in the history of ancient art Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Fuyuko Matsui
L'Esthétique Denis Huisman Fuyuko Matsui
Hatsujo Sochi: Erosu No Shinario (発情装置―エロスのシナリオ) Chizuko Ueno (上野千鶴子) Fuyuko Matsui
Truth and Actuality Jiddu Krishnamurti Fuyuko Matsui
Taiji no Sekai (胎児の世界) Miki Shigeo (三木成夫) Fuyuko Matsui
The Color of Pomegranates [Film] Directed by Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
The Color of Pomegranates [Film] Directed by Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
The Legend of Suram Fortress [Film] Directed by Dodo Abashidze and Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
The Legend of Suram Fortress [Film] Directed by Dodo Abashidze and Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
Ashik Kerib [Film] Directed by Dodo Abashidze and Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
Ashik Kerib [Film] Directed by Dodo Abashidze and Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
Wild Horses of Fire [Film] Directed by Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
Wild Horses of Fire [Film] Directed by Sergei Parajanov Kumi Machida
Something Leather Alasdair Gray Neil Gall
The Optical Unconscious Rosalind E. Krauss Neil Gall
Drapery, Classicism and Barbarism in Visual Culture Gen Doy Neil Gall
Carroll Dunham Paintings New Museum of Contemporary Art Neil Gall
The Uncanny: Mike Kelley Mike Kelley Neil Gall
De Kooning: a Retrospective John Elderfield Neil Gall
Only Make Believe: Ways of Playing [Exhibition Catalogue] Marina Warner Neil Gall
The Other Face: The Mask in the Arts Walter Sorell Neil Gall
Art Sex Music Cosey Fanni Tutti Neil Gall
20 Jazz Funk Greats: Throbbing Gristle Industrial Records Neil Gall
Euripides: Bakkhai Translated by Anne Carson Sharon Kivland
'Sigmund Freud. Joseph Breuer, Studies on Hysteria' in 'The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Vol. II' Translated by Alix and James Strachey Sharon Kivland
Écrits: A Selection Jacques Lacan Sharon Kivland
Zazie dans le metro Raymond Queneau Sharon Kivland
Le grand incendie de Londres Jacques Roubaud Sharon Kivland
Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World Anna Arabindan-Kesson Jade Montserrat
A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging Dionne Brand Jade Montserrat
In the wake: on Blackness and being Christina Sharpe Jade Montserrat
Lose your mother: a journey along the Atlantic slave route Saidiya Hartman Jade Montserrat
Poetics of Relation Edouard Glissant Jade Montserrat
Discourse on Colonialism Aimé Cesaire Jade Montserrat
cotton.com [Artwork] Lubaina Himid Jade Montserrat
Monica Ross: ethical actions, a critical fine art practice Edited by Suzanne Treister and Susan Hiller Jade Montserrat
Law and Order (Esprits Criminels) [Television series] Jean-Luc Moulène
The Puppet Theatre Heinrich Von Kleist John Murphy
Possessions Julia Kristeva John Murphy
Language and the “Feminine” in Nietzsche and Heidegger Jean Graybeal John Murphy
The Man of Jasmine Unica Zurn Paul Noble
In The Land Of Magic Henri Michaux Paul Noble
Y Gododdin, Aneirin A.O.H. Jarman Chloe Piene
The Celts T.G.E. Powell Chloe Piene
20,000 Years of Fashion Francois Boucher Chloe Piene
Die Zeichnungen Hans Baldung Grien Carl Koch Chloe Piene
Lieder Des Ghettos E.M. Lilien Chloe Piene
Medardo Rosso, Cooper, Harry Chloe Piene
The Painted Bird Jerzy Konsinski Chloe Piene
Tomb Sculpture Erwin Panofsky Chloe Piene
Men, Women and Chainsaws Carol Clover Chloe Piene
Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches Sabbath Carlo Gizburg Chloe Piene
The Incorruptible Flesh, Bodily Mutation and Mortification in Religion and Folklore Piero Camporesi Chloe Piene
Crowds and Power* Elias Canetti Chloe Piene
The Praise of Folly [1509 edition] Desiderus Erasmus Chloe Piene
A Treasury of Finnish Love Poetry K. Börje Vähämäki Chloe Piene
Without Sanctuary James Allen Chloe Piene
Blade Runner [Film] Directed by Ridely Scott Chloe Piene
Under The Skin [Film] Directed by Johnathan Glazer Chloe Piene
The Golem [Film] Directed by Paul Wegener Chloe Piene
Malpertuis Jean Ray Chloe Piene
Nina at The Village Gate [Music Album] Nina Simone Chloe Piene
Gay Dog Food [Music Album] Mykki Blanco Chloe Piene
Who Is Jill Scott? [Music Album] Jill Scott Chloe Piene
Broke with Expensive Taste [Music Album] Azalea Banks Chloe Piene
Film: On The Waterfront [Film] Directed by Elia Kazan Chloe Piene
Dziady Adam Mickiewicz Chloe Piene
Annals of the Famine in Ireland in 1848 and 1849 Asenath Nicoloson Chloe Piene
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl as Written by Herself Harriet Jacobs Chloe Piene

Titles marked with an asterix * are held in the Outset Study library