A paper by Matthew Taylor of Kinjo Gakuin University exploring Austen's conception of landscapes in this novel, especially the thematic role of the forest and its relationship to the narrative's characters.
An essay by Susannah Carson of the L'Université de Versailles investigating the paradox of silence in relation to the female characters and their perspectives in this novel, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility.
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 Chris Pak of the University of Liverpool adopting the theoretical approaches of Mikhail Bakhtin, Damien Broderick and Edward Said in a study of ecocriticism and terraforming in Robinson's Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars.
An essay by Justin Scott Coe of Claremont Graduate University examining various issues relating to religion and history, and their treatment in Pynchon's novel. With analysis of several excerpts from the text.
An essay by Christy L. Burns of the College of William and Mary which analyzes in detail many aspects of this novel, including the relationship between the titular characters, the author's narrative techniques, and the work's association with postmodern concepts.
A chapter from Mother Without Child: Contemporary Fiction and the Crisis of Motherhood by Elaine Tuttle Hansen examining both positive and negative depictions of motherhood in this novel and Toni Morrison's Beloved.
A paper by Robert Silhol of the Institut d'Anglais Charles V which engages in a textual analysis of the language used in the short story as well as assessing the strategies of psychoanalytic literary criticism.
An essay by Clifford J. Marks, an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming discussing Eliot's representation of ethics in Middlemarch, with reference to Spinoza and the work of the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas.
An essay by Matthew Beaumont, University College London, challenging criticism of Middlemarch and Adam Bede where the works are considered to be traditional realist, the essay looks at two particular scenes from the novels.
An essay by Shu-chuan Chou which surveys various critical assessments of Dorothea's marriage to Will Ladislaw, referencing Julia Kristeva's theory of the dynamic interaction between semiotic and symbolic forces.
A chapter from Nerves and Narratives: A Cultural History of Hysteria in 19th-Century British Prose by Peter Melville Logan, claiming that Middlemarch "represents medicine's uncertain relationship with bodies as objects of knowledge".
In this essay Bernard J. Paris, emeritus professor at the University of Florida, presents a reading of Dorothea Brooke's character, with reference to the theories of the German psychoanalyst Karen Horney.
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 academic article by R.K. Gupta of the Indian Institute of Technology exploring the influence of Schopenhauer's ideas and theories on this novel and Melville's intellectual relationship with the German philosopher.
An essay by Marc Schuster illustrating how a greater understanding of the dynamic between the principal characters can be gained through an appreciation of Melville's use of Hindu imagery, particularly the Trimurti.
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.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Amis employs in Money and The Information to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narratives and roguish protagonists; McCulloch also discusses works by Richard Russo, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.
A page featuring links to essays by Clara Tuite, Ann Campbell, Jerrold E. Hogle, James Whitlark, Syndy M. Conger, Lisa Wilson and Marie-José Tienhooven discussing a vast range of subjects in relation to this influential Gothic novel.
An essay by Dale Townshend of the University of Stirling on the functions of visual and auditory effects in Gothic and Romantic aesthetics. Townshend discusses this novel, Ann Radcliffe's The Italian, and the Romantics' criticism of Gothic romance.
An academic article by Max Fincher investigating how the Gothic can be described as camp. It explores Susan Sontag's and others definitions of 'camp', as well as how theorist Fabio Cleto's ideas relate to the supernatural, before progressing onto a close reading of Lewis' novel.
A paper by Debra Romanick Baldwin, an associate professor at the University of Dallas, discussing the role of comedy in this novel and Joseph Conrad's novel Typhoon. With analysis of several excerpts from both texts.
An essay by Robert Mitchell, an Assistant Professor at Duke University, examining this poem and its relationship to Kant's theory of aesthetic judgement and Gilles Deleuze's method of 'transcendental deduction'.
An academic article by Sharleen Mondal of the University of Washington discussing the roles of several characters, particularly Ezra Jennings, Franklin Blake and Rachel Verinder, as well as issues of gender, sexuality and imperialism.
A paper by Pál Hegyi which explores Auster's use of the theoretical concept 'mise-en-abyme', particularly in relation to the 'moon motif' in this novel, and referencing the work of André Gide, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, and others.
A paper by John Clement Ball of University of New Brunswick which draws on Bakhtinian theories of satire and the grotesque in an investigation of Rushdie's representation of Indian nationalist politics.
An academic article by Mary Joe Hughes, a professor at Boston College, focusing on the opening scene of Mrs Dalloway with close readings of many extracts, as well as reference to the ideas of Maurice Blanchot in regards to narrative development.
A chapter from The Flight of the Mind: Virginia Woolf's Art and Manic-Depressive Illness by Thomas C. Caramagno, exploring the various narrative devices Woolf employs to convey mental illness, and the complexities of applying subjective or objective readings to Mrs. Dalloway.
An essay by Richard S. Albright, a professor of English at Shippensburg University, examining this novel in considerable depth, with an emphasis on how the concept of time is employed. Featuring analysis of several excerpts.
An academic article by JoEllen DeLucia of City University of New York discussing the heroine of this novel, as well as the Scots poetry featured throughout its narrative, from within the context of the Scottish Enlightenment.
An Essay by Harriet Blodgett exploring ideological parallels between Radcliffe's novel and Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, with particular attention to the protagonist of Udolpho and the role of sensibility in the text.
A paper by Audrey Murfin of Binghamton University examining the influence of the folk tales known in England as the Arabian Nights' Entertainments on the structure of this novel and 'The Yellow Mask' by Wilkie Collins.