Mary Lynn Stewart

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies / History: The history of women in Europe, especially France


  • Dressing Modern Frenchwomen: Marketing Haute Couture, 1919-1939 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2008)
  • For Health and Beauty: Physical Culture for Frenchwomen, 1880's- 1930 's (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
  • Gender and the Politics of Social Reform in France, 1870-1914, coauthored with Elinor Accampo and Rachel Fuchs (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)
  • Women and Work: Feminist Research in Progress, coauthored with Linda Christiansen-Ruffman and Francine Descarries (Ottawa: SSHRC, 1993)
  • Women, Work, and the French State: Labor Protection and Social Patriarchy, 1879-1919 (Montreal: McGill/Queens University Press, 1989). Canadian Federation for the Humanities Prize for the best in English published in 1989-1990.
  • The Artisan Republic: Revolution, Reaction and Resistance in Lyon, 1848-51 (Montreal: McGill/Queen's University Press, 1984).
  • Editor, M. L. Stewart (McDougall), The Working Class in Modern Europe, with an introduction (Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1975).

Recent Articles and Chapters

  • "A Frenchwoman Writes About Indochina: Andrëe Viollis and Anticolonialism,” On-line Journal of Canadian Historical Association, January 2008
  • "Comparing Welfare States," Cambridge Encycloped of Women's History (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2008). 
  • “Copying and Copyrighting Haute Couture,” French Historical Studies, 28, 1 (Winter 2005).
  • "Marketing Fabrics and Femininity in Interwar France", Textile History (Spring 2004)
  • "Sex Education and the Sexual Initiation of French Girls, 1880's-1930's" in Secret Gardens and Satanic Mills: Placing Girls in European History, 1750-1760, ed. M.J. Maynes, B. Solange, and C. Benninghaus (Indiana University Press, 2004)
  • "L'Etat de biolgie dans le Deuxième sexe," in Ci nquantaire du Deuxième sexe (Paris: Syllepse, 2002)
  • with Nancy Janovicek, "Slimming the Female Body: Reevaluating Dress, Corsets and Physical Culture in France, 1890s-1930s" Fashion Theory, The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 5, 2 (June 2001) 173-194
  • "The Unfinished Story: SSHRC's Strategic Grant Program on Women and Work" with Linda Christiansen-Ruffman and Francine Descarries, in Feminist Success Stories - Célébrons nos réussites féministes, eds. Karen Blackford, Marie-Luce Garceau, Sandra Kirby (Ottawa: Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa et Boucherville, Gaëtan Morin, éditeur, 1999)
  • "Féminisme et multiculturalisme dans les Prairies canadiennes," in Féminismes et cultures politiques nationales, ed. Françoise Thébaud and Yolande Cohen (Lyon: Programme Rhone-Alpes de Recherche en Sciences Humaines, 1998)
  • "Illness, Science and Mysticism: Catherine Pozzi, 1916-1934" in Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, ed. Barry Rothaus, vol.25 (University Press of Colorado, 1998)



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