THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Emily Brontë Literary Criticism

Wuthering Heights

An article by Joyce Carol Oates originally published in Critical Inquiry. Oates discusses many aspects of the novel but states that it is chiefly 'an assured demonstration of the finite and tragically self-consuming nature of "passion."'
An essay by Yukari Oda, a lecturer at the Fukui University of Technology, exploring the influence of the Gothic on Brontë in her portrayal of the female characters in Wuthering Heights. With analysis of several excerpts.
An essay by Brian Olszewski of Michigan State University analyzing narratorial interplay in Brontë's novel with reference to Reading for the Plot by Peter Brooks.
Essay by Jennifer Beauvais of Montreal University considering various modes of the Gothic and how they are utilized in Wuthering Heights and Charlotte Dacre's Zofloya.
A paper by Cristina Ceron investigating the role of the Byronic hero in Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. In particular, Ceron looks at the influence of Byron's Manfred on the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine.
In this essay Robin DeRosa of Tufts University investigates the presence of Sadomasochism within a study of the principal characters, as well as drawing on Freudian and Lacanian theories for an analysis of Brontë's novel.
A substantial article from the Victorian Web looking at 'family systems theory', and addiction, and Wuthering Heights.
An article from the Victorian Web by John P. Farrell, a Professor of English at University of Texas discussing the role of dreams in Brontë's novel.