An essay by Amanda Di Ponio of the University of St Andrews discussing various aspects of this novel with reference to the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and Georges Bataille, as well as analysis of several extracts from the work.
An essay by Jeffrey Scraba of Rutgers University examining the development of the historical novel, using Waverley as a case study, and how Scott engages with the theories and ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment.
An essay by Rick Incorvati of Wittenberg University investigating the notion that the character of Darsie Latimer was a homosexual, as well as reassessing the Foucaultian contention that the homosexual was a late-nineteenth-century invention.
An essay by Monique R. Morgan of McGill University exploring the role of inductive reasoning in the novel, with reference to Hume and Bacon, as well as an appraisal of Shelley's narrative techniques and an assessment of the novel's relation to the gothic.
An essay by Anne Williams of the University of Georgia claiming that this novel is a hybrid of male and female Gothic conventions. It explores Shelley's representations of masculinity and femininity, as well as her complex frame narrative.
A paper by Sherry Ginn of Wingate University exploring themes of procreation and death by applying Erik Erikson's theory of psychosocial development to Shelley's life in an in-depth analysis of the famous story.
An essay by Richard S. Albright which assesses a number of readings before proposing that "the novel is permeated by narrative rhythms that work to complicate constantly the reader's perception of time". Includes analysis of several excerpts.
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 essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, featuring a detailed analysis of Smith's novel, arguing that her portrayal of multicultural London employs "a conception of identity that has close resemblances to poststructuralist conceptions of the subject". With reference to works by Rushdie and Kureishi.
An essay by Supriya Nair, an Associate Professor at Tulane University, exploring various aspects of White Teeth, including the roles of several characters and their relationship to history and issues of identity.
An academic article by Catherine Addison of the University of Zululand which adopts a contextual approach to the study of this poem, showing how Southey was influenced by characters and events of the French Revolution in the portrayal of his protagonist.
An essay by Charles Cunningham exploring various political issues regarding Steinbeck's novel, asserting that it "arguably became a site of confrontation between the thirties anti-capitalist consciousness and the American racist tradition".
A scholarly article by Lisa Butler of Wilfrid Laurier University that builds on historicized readings of this novella which have focused on its engagement with the cultural developments of late-nineteenth-century Britain.
A paper by Jodey Castricano of the University of British Columbia exploring the nature of criminality through an analysis of composition, signatures and encryption in Stevenson's novella. With reference to the theories of Derrida and others.
A paper by Marius Crisan of West University, presenting a reading of Stoker's famous novel from a mythical standpoint, with an overview of other critical assessments, including those of Elizabeth Miller and Stephen Arata, in regards to the relationship between Western and Eastern Europe in the narrative.
A substantial extract from the book Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow, edited by Elizabeth Miller, which assesses the extent to which Stoker was influenced by the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler in the creation of his famous Count.
A scholarly article by Maria Parsons asserting that "the nineteenth-century lunar influenced, fanged-vampire exploits age-old links between serpents, female sexuality and menstruation". Parsons focuses on the character of Lucy Westenra.
An essay by Kristy Butler, University of Limerick, which explores the constructions of 'self' and 'other' in Stoker's novel, with reference to Žižek's notion of parallax, Edward Said’s seminal Orientialist critiques, and Freud's theories of the uncanny'.
An academic article by Gill Davies of Edge Hill College of Higher Education emphasizing the importance of location in Dracula's narrative, and how this corresponds with imperial and national anxieties.
An essay by Diane Long Hoeveler of Marquette University examining the literary manifestions of scientific ideologies, including physiognomy, criminology, and sexology, in Dracula and The Lair of the White Worm. The essay references work by Havelock Ellis, Cesare Lombroso, W. B. Carpenter, and Richard von Krafft-Ebing.
A chapter from Another Kind of Love: Male Homosexual Desire in English Discourse, 1850-1920 by Christopher Craft, which explores, with reference to various theorists and several close readings, inversion and paranoia in Dracula.
In this essay Eleni Coundouriotis analyzes Stoker's narrative from a historical perspective, particularly the role of the Ottoman empire in Eastern European history and the hybrid indentification of Count Dracula.
An essay by Diane Long Hoeveler of Marquette University examining the literary manifestions of scientific ideologies, including physiognomy, criminology, and sexology, in The Lair of the White Worm and Dracula. The essay references work by Havelock Ellis, Cesare Lombroso, W. B. Carpenter, and Richard von Krafft-Ebing.
An essay by Monika Müller, University of Cologne, examining issues of race, gender and identity - both individual and social - in this novel, as well as the same author's Dred, and George Eliot's Daniel Deronda.
An essay by Monika Müller, University of Cologne, examining issues of race, gender and identity - both individual and social - in this novel, as well as the same author's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and George Eliot's Daniel Deronda.
An essay by Sylive Mathé, Université de Provence, examining some of the ambiguities of Styron's revisionist approach to Auschwitz, drawing on concepts developed in works by Primo Levi and Giorgio Agamben.
A paper by Paulina Kupisz of Warzaw University featuring a comparitive analysis of this novel and A.S. Byatt's The Biographer's Tale. Kupisz examines how both novels reconstruct or construct the archives of biography.
A paper by Richard Webster exploring the role played by the doctrine of Original Sin in Gulliver's Travels. Webster assesses various critical appraisals of Swift, including those of George Orwell, Theodore O. Wedel, Roland Mushat Frye, and Dr. Johnson.
A paper by Shirley Galloway examining Swift's use of satire in this novel through an analysis of structure and metaphor, a discussion of his attacks on politics and religion, and an exploration of his critique on the essence and flaws of human nature.