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 Valerie Henitiuk of the University of Alberta which draws on the ideas of several theorists in order to explore the relationship between this novel's heroine and gendered depictions of space.
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, Matthew Lewis's The Monk, and the Romantics' criticism of Gothic romance.
An essay by Jen Camden of the University of Indianapolis looking at the roles of primary and secondary heroines in this novel, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers. Camden focuses in particular on how these women represent competing ideals of national identity and femininity.
An academic article by Eileen Williams-Wanquet examining the ways in which the characters of Wide Sargasso Sea are trapped by the ideological discourse of Brontë's Jane Eyre and its attempts to break free from a patriarchal narrative.
An essay by Patricia Gott, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, discussing female captivity and empowerment in relation to Wide Sargasso Sea, as well as Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
Essay by Amy Lankester-Owen exploring the theme of adolesence in Wide Sargasso Sea, Henry James' What Maisie Knew and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Supported by psychological theories of adolescence, particularly the work of analyst Erik H. Erikson.
A paper by Bonnie Blackwell, an assistant professor at Texas Christian University, examining Richardson's novel in relation to childbirth in the eighteenth-century, as well as responding to Foucault's work on this subject in his 'The Birth of the Clinic'.
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 Clifton Snider, an Emeritus Professor at California State University which explores this poem from many angles and in great detail, with an emphasis on Jungian analysis and several close readings.
An essay by Michelle Landauer of the University of Melbourne exploring the visualization of culture, outlining a reading of Rousseau's novel which focuses on the visual aspects of interpretation and the role of the imagination.
An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, providing an in-depth analysis of this novel, as well as assessing it in context, with reference to postmodern and post-colonial aspects, and critical reception in both the east and west.
An essay by Conrad William arguing that Rushdie's controversial novel questions the purity of divine revelation and the integrity of language, as well as exploring ironic tensions between secular and theological domains of discourse.
An essay by Shirley Galloway looking at many different aspects of this novel, including theoretical and historic context, literary influences, the contruction of identity, and an appraisal of how the its form and content play "with the notion of binary opposition".
An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, which presents an overview of the critical reception of this novel, as well as an in-depth analysis emphasizing its relationship to Baudrillard's concept of simulacra.
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 essay by Rachel Falconer of the University of Sheffield exploring this text from the concepts of both 'metamorphosis' and 'katabasis', perspectives deriving from Virgil and Dante, and their relationship to the depiction of imperialism and colonialism in Rushdie's text.
A scholarly article by Mariam Pirbhai of the Université de Montréal which adopts Fredric Jameson's definition of globalization in an investigation of Rushdie's own exploration of globalizing processes in this novel.
An essay by Jenny Sharpe of the University of California using Rushdie's realignment of izzat and sharam to discuss issues of gender, race and class in regards to Indo-Pakistani women, as well as considering the role of the fantastic in the novel.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Russo employs in this novel to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narrative and protagonist; McCulloch also discusses works by Martin Amis, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.