An essay by Raoul Eshelman exploring the nature of the disability of this novel's narrator, Christopher Boone, and how this relates to issues of aestheticism, transcendence, performatism, and postmodernism.
An essay by Tara Prince-Hughes of Pierce College which explores the nature and relationship of gender and sexuality in regards to this novel through the perspective of Native American gender traditions.
An essay by Chris Coffman, an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska, comparing the depiction of transgender individuals in this novel and Virginia Woolf's fantastical Orlando, with an evaluation of various readings by Jay Prosser, Judith Halberstam, and others.
A paper by Simon Goulding exploring how Hamilton utilizes space and socio-political context in his narrative to portray the character of Peter and his relationship with the Fascist ideologies of the British Far-Right.
An essay by Deborah Hooker, an Associate Professor at NC State University, which focuses on the racing figures depicted on the protagonists' conjugal bed in order to examine how Hardy employs the motif of race to portray Tess's tragedy.
An academic article by Ralph Harrington discussing the roles of paganism, fate and redemption in Hardy's novel, as well as the author's use of the prehistoric monument Stonehenge as a backdrop to the narrative's themes.
An essay by Holly Davis of the University of Otago examining Hardy's conception of Romanticism, especially in regards to Darwinism and industrialization. The analysis also highlights Shelley's influence on this novel.
A chapter from a thesis by Holly Davis of the University of Otago, exploring Hardy's relationship with Romanticism, his disillusion with the modern world, and how this influenced the narrative of this novel.
A paper by Robert M. Young for a conference at the University of East London. It analyzes the novel's characters and themes from a mainly Kleinian perspective, concluding that the book is ultimately about ideals and institutions under duress.
An essay by D.A. Boxwell, an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, examining depictions of the Spanish Civil War and addressing issues of canonicity in this novel and Rose Macaulay's And No Man's Wit.
An essay by Kevin Williams exploring the relationship between democracy, capitalism, imperialism and globalization, and how they are represented in Herbert's Dune novels. With reference to the work of Gregory Bateson.
An essay by Martin Japtok of West Virginia State College analysing this novel alongside Simi Bedford's Yoruba Girl Dancing. It looks at the bildungsroman narrative as an effective means of studying the impact of empire.
An essay by Samantha Pentony of Oxford Brookes University exploring how Kristeva's theory of abjection works in relation to the fairy tale and postcolonial narrative in this novel and Angela's Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber'.
A paper by Péter Gaál Szabó, an Assistant Lecturer at Ferenc Kölcsey Reformed College, exploring spatial settings and the female body in hegemonic masculine social space, in this novel and Hurston's Jonah's Gourd Vine.
A paper by Péter Gaál Szabó, an Assistant Lecturer at Ferenc Kölcsey Reformed College, exploring spatial settings and the female body in hegemonic masculine social space, in this novel and Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
An academic article by David Leon Higdon of Texas Tech University assessing the role of Lenina in the novel, particularly in relation to the male protagonists, and also considering accusations of misogyny.
A paper by Jyoti Panjwani exploring this novel and The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore. The focal point of the analysis is to enumerate the critical positions the authors take in regards to eastern and western ideologies and the potential for postcolonial utopias.