An essay by Fiona Paton, State University of New York, which interprets Burrough's infamous novel from a Gothic perspective, examining its narrative from within the political and sociocultural context of 1950s America.
A chapter from Wising Up the Marks: The Amodern William Burroughs by Timothy S. Murphy, exploring the negative dialectics of Naked Lunch. It mainly comprises a comparitive analysis of the book and film.
An essay by Carol Loranger of Wright State University which relates the story of the production of Naked Lunch to its initial reception, assessing differences between various editions of the novel from a mainly textual standpoint.
An essay by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. which revolves around the observation that Gibson's SF language "simultaneously expresses a lyricism of estrangement, and an allegory of the present." The essay originally appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.
An essay by Wendy Wahl of the University of Vermont which investigates the relationship between humans and machines, especially in regards to Gibson's novel, and how some of this subject's themes are anticipated in psychotherapy, with reference to Freud's famous case study of 'Dora'.
An essay by Elizabeth Willis asserting that Niedecker's poetry is characterized by tensions between an individual voice and broader documentary impulse. Similarities between her work and the films of Sergei Eisenstein are also considered.
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 paper by Wendy O'Brien, a lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies at Central Queensland University, analyzing various aspects of this novel, in particular the protagonists relationship in regards to Bakhtin's theory of the carnivalesque rebirth.
A paper by Douglas Kellner analyzing Orwell's critique of totalitarian communism in 1984. Kellner looks at the language and politics employed in the novel and also makes comparisons with the theories and ideas of Herbert Marcuse.
An essay by Matthew Schneider of High Point University exploring the various functions of Newspeak, in an analysis that argues against Generative Anthropology, and examines in particular the character Emmanuel Goldstein - Ingsoc's arch-enemy.
An essay by Malcolm Pittock exploring many aspects of the novel, including contextual and biographical influences; analysis of the central protagonist and several scenes, as well as close readings of numerous extracts.
A paper by Ian H. Munro of William Jewell College examining some of the implications of applying intertextual theory to postcolonial literature, with reference to this novel and Achebe's non-fiction work Home and Exile.
An essay by Nicola Cummins of the University of Otago, looking at the role of the "sympathetic imagination" in the novel. It asserts that how the heroine regulates this quality is at the heart of Northanger Abbey and all Austen's work.
A scholarly article by Anthony Mandal of Cardiff University called 'Revising the Radcliffean Model'. It explores how the work of Ann Radcliffe impacted on Northanger Abbey and Clermont - a Gothic novel by Regina Maria Roche.
A paper by Valerie Spence on the representations of subjectivity in this novel, with an investigation of the theories of British philosopher Peter Dews, and reference to the work of Lacan, Derrida, Merleau-Ponty and others.