An academic article by George R. Clay challenging the views E.M. Forster expresses in his Aspects of the Novel regarding the role of "flat characterization". Clay looks at the roles of several 'flat characters' in this novel, as well as Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Dickens's David Copperfield.
An essay by Todd Williams of Kent State University exploring the relationship between Eliot's allusions to James Frazer's anthropological work The Golden Bough and Renaissance drama, and how this potentially effects readings of The Waste Land.
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.
A paper by Joseph Flanagan of the University of Helsinki which analyzes this novel through the relationship between British history and the Empire. The paper assesses several critical appraisals and features a couple of close readings.
An essay by Rhonda Cobham-Sander, a professor at Amherst College, providing several readings of this novel while taking into account the notion of an author's critical legacy being of both thematic concern and stylistic innovation.
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.
An essay by Amy Lankester-Owen exploring the theme of adolesence in this novel, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea. Supported by psychological theories of adolescence, particularly the work of analyst Erik H. Erikson.
An academic paper by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, which analyzes this novel in great depth. Although many aspects are covered, perhaps the most prominent is Ishiguro's employment of non-realist modes.
An essay by William S. Haney II, a professor at Eastern Mediterranean University, arguing that "DeLillo suggests the possibility of a new self-identity and collective consciousness" based on the coexistence of opposites. The essay discusses a variety of subjects in relation to this novel as well as establishing it within a postmodern context.
A paper by Jiann-guang Lin investigating the role of technology in White Noise, arguing that DeLillo's narrative is essentially postmodern, reading the novel from a science fiction context, and exploring issues of identity in an information society.
A paper by Jonathan F. Bassett, an Assistant Professor at Lander University, which draws on the psychological theories of Ernest Becker and Robert Jay Lifton for an exploration of the protagonist of White Noise.
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 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.
An academic article by R. S. Krishnan of North Dakota State University discussing this novel's protagonist and their interaction with feminist discourse and cultural space. With reference to works by Elaine Showalter, Raymond Williams and others.
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.
An academic article by Michael Hardin of Bloomsburg University exploring how this novel, as well as Sylvia Molloy's Certificate of Absence and Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body, challenges binary constructions.
An academic article by Toming Jun Liu, an Assistant Professor at California State University, questioning how "the context in which Asian American ethnicity is delimited within American domestic politics and sustained in narratives of Americanization".
A paper by Ana-Maria Petecila of the University of Bucharest examining how liminality is transformed into the centre and alterity into acceptance, by means of acculturation and deconstruction, in this novel and The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan.
An essay by Stephen Rowley, Université de Bordeaux I, exploring how Lawrence set out to incorporate developments in psychoanalytic theory and various European cultural movements into his narrative, as well as surveying a number of critical assessments of the novel.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Chabon employs in this novel to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narrative and protagonist; McCulloch also discusses works by Martin Amis, Richard Russo, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.
An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, which examines a range of aspects regarding this novel, including the language Winterson employs and linguistic difficulties she counters, as well as the book's critical reception.
An academic article by Michael Hardin of Bloomsburg University exploring how this novel, as well as Sylvia Molloy's Certificate of Absence and Helena Parente Cunha's Woman Between Mirrors, challenges binary constructions.
An article by Joyce Carol Oates originally published in Critical Inquiry. Oates discusses many aspects of the novel but states that it is chiefly 'an assured demonstration of the finite and tragically self-consuming nature of "passion."'
An essay by Yukari Oda, a lecturer at the Fukui University of Technology, exploring the influence of the Gothic on Brontë in her portrayal of the female characters in Wuthering Heights. With analysis of several excerpts.
A paper by Cristina Ceron investigating the role of the Byronic hero in Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. In particular, Ceron looks at the influence of Byron's Manfred on the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine.
In this essay Robin DeRosa of Tufts University investigates the presence of Sadomasochism within a study of the principal characters, as well as drawing on Freudian and Lacanian theories for an analysis of Brontë's novel.