An essay by Nele Bemong of the K.U.Leuven exploring this novel's principal characters, Navidson and his wife Karen, and how Danielewski incorporates Freud's theories of 'the uncanny' into his narrative.
A paper by Anne-Kathrin Rochwalsky of The University of Freiburg exploring narrative and structure of this early novel, particularly the role of characterization with some reference to the work of literary historian Ian Watt.
A chapter from Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750, by William B. Warner. It provides an extensive discussion of Defoe's novel and the cultural context from which it emerged.
A paper by Jiann-guang Lin investigating the role of technology in White Noise, arguing that DeLillo's narrative is essentially postmodern, reading the novel from a science fiction context, and exploring issues of identity in an information society.
A paper by Jonathan F. Bassett, an Assistant Professor at Lander University, which draws on the psychological theories of Ernest Becker and Robert Jay Lifton for an exploration of the protagonist of White Noise.
An article by Robert Castle discussing DeLillo's novel in relation to the Clinton administration and news media. It features analysis of a variety of excerpts and comparisons to several films, notably Wag the Dog and Dr. Strangelove.
An academic article by Jennifer Pincott exploring the role of technology and science, or 'techno-science', in Underworld, and how this impacts on the novel's characters. There are frequent references to the ideas of various theorists, especially Marcuse, Baudrillard, Deleuze and Heidegger.
A paper by Paula Martín Salván which considers this novel to be "a representative example of the narrative pattern of a writer’s resistance to the established order". It looks at postmodernism and artistic ethics in relation to DeLillo's text.
An essay by Benjamin Bird of Leeds University, evaluating the realist view of consciousness in DeLillo's second novel through an in-depth analysis of the central protagonist with recourse to several philosopical theories.
An essay by Stephen Bernstein of the University of Michigan on the role of terror and fear in this novel, and DeLillo's reworking of Kantian and Burkean models of the sublime, with reference to Jameson, Lyotard and others.
A paper by Scott Rawlings of Deakin University illustrating how the behaviour of this novel's protagonist is informed by Adam Smith's neoclassical economics, with reference to Cartesian theory and Nietzsche's ideas on Christianity, civilization and ancient Greek culture.
A paper by Peter Fitting which asserts this novel to be one of the most important works of 1960s science fiction. Fitting considers some of the factors which are employed in assessing a work's literary worth before illustrating how Dick undermines these.
A paper by Irving Goh, a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, exploring various themes relating to crime detection in this short story and Steven Spielberg's 2002 film adaptation. With reference to the theories of philosopher Jacques Rancière.
An essay by Professor Kébir Sandy exploring the presence of theatricality and the influence of popular entertainment on Dickens in this novel, as well as other early Dickens works such as Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, and Nicholas Nickleby.
A paper by Jade Werner of Northwestern University, looking at the similarities between the characters of Mrs. Jellyby and Harold Skimpole, particularly from a perspective of competing cosmopolitanisms.
An essay by Professor Kébir Sandy exploring the presence of theatricality and the influence of popular entertainment on Dickens in this novel, as well as other early Dickens works such as Sketches by Boz, The Pickwick Papers, and Nicholas Nickleby.
An essay by James Washick, an Associate Professor at North Greenville University, exploring the similarities between the origins of the eponymous protagonist of Dicken's novel and Lord Voldemort, from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
An essay by Christine L. Krueger, Professor of English at Marquette University, exploring the historical context of Dickens's novel through the application for queer theory and in relation to contemporary LGBTQ rights.
A chapter from Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination, called 'Spectacular Sympathy: Visuality and Ideology in Dickens's A Christmas Carol' by Audrey Jaffe. It argues that this is Dicken's most visually evocative text.
An essay by Brad Fruhauff of Loyola University exploring the enduring appeal of Dickens' narrative, drawing in particular on Julian Wolfreys’s notion of 'hauntology' and Emmanuel Levinas’s ethics of the other.
A chapter from Vanishing Points: Dickens, Narrative, and the Subject of Omniscience by Audrey Jaffe looking at the subject of omniscience and how it relates to narrative perspective, as well as the meaning of the word 'curiosity'.
An essay by Clare Pettitt of King's College exploring social, cultural and historical meaning in Dickens' text, as well as "associationist" reading and "thing theory" through an examination of Peggotty's workbox.
A paper by Adam McCune of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which investigates how the themes of idleness and parasitism are juxtaposed with labour and hard work in the novel, with especial attention to the characters of Jack Maldon, Tommy and Sophy Traddles, and Caroline Crewler.
A paper by Margaret Price which examines the character of the hero's aunt, Betsey Trotwood, in Dickens's celebrated semi-autobiographical novel. Price focuses in particular on the notion of the 'masculine female'.
An academic article by George R. Clay challenging the views E.M. Forster expresses in his Aspects of the Novel regarding the role of "flat characterization". Clay looks at the roles of several 'flat characters' in this novel, as well as Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Tolstoy's War and Peace.
An essay by Professor Kébir Sandy exploring the presence of theatricality and the influence of popular entertainment on Dickens in this novel, as well as other early Dickens works such as Sketches by Boz, The Pickwick Papers, and Oliver Twist.
A chapter from Vanishing Points: Dickens, Narrative, and the Subject of Omniscience by Audrey Jaffe examining the author's narrative techniques in conveying the public and private spheres of the novel's characters to the reader.
An essay by Martin Fashbaugh, of Black Hills State University, which looks at the interplay between narrative and poetic discourse and their relationship to the theme of jealosy in Dickens's novel and The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith.
An essay by Sara D. Schotland of Georgetown University which discusses the character of Jenny Wren and how Dickens challenges binary oppositions in the representation of disability in the Victorian novel.
An essay by Kébir Sandy exploring the presence of theatricality and the influence of popular entertainment on Dickens in this novel, as well as other early Dickens works such as The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, and Nicholas Nickleby.
A section by Richard Gill of Pace University, from Dostoevsky Studies, exploring - with close readings - the notion that the bridges of St. Petersburg function as a motif reflecting the course of the protagonist's internal drama.
An essay by Matthew M. Wylie of Stephen F. Austin State University examining Dostoevsky's sociological and psychological representations of crime. Wylie employs Carlo Ginzburg's ideas on space and time, and their relationship with guilt and pity.
In this essay Nicholas Rourke Miller, of University of North Carolina, asserts that "the struggle between reason and faith, and its bearing on the moral psychology of the four brothers are at the heart of Dostoevsky's greatest novel".
An essay by Joyce Carol Oates on Dostoevsky's "most satisfactorily 'tragic' work" examines, with a selection of excerpts, several characters and scenes in the novel as well as evalauting certain criticisms of form and structure.
An essay by David A. Goldfarb investigating the presence of Kant's aesthetics in this novel. With the aid of several close readings Goldfarb probes the nature of the protagonist's 'ironic individualism'.
An extensive study by Dean Franklin "Frank" Coffman, Jr. investigating the enduring appeal of the famous detective, with reference to several stories, including The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of Four.
An essay by Marta Miquel-Baldellou of the University of Lleida which approaches this novel "as a neo-Victorian adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre". With reference to Gilbert and Gubar's seminal The Madwoman in the Attic.
An essay by Patricia Gott, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, discussing female captivity and empowerment in relation to Rebecca, as well as Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
An essay by Athena Vrettos of Case Western Reserve University on the emerging ideas of memory and the unconscious in Victorian society, focusing on how these manifest in du Maurier's novel and other contemporaneous texts.
James Gifford's paper on the four novels considers them within the light of further developments in the field of postcolonial discourse, such as Edward Said's Orientalism, as well as Nietzsche's world view.