An essay by Amy Reddinger, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, examining Baldwin's representation of public and domestic space, focusing on the character Rufus Scott, and referencing theories of Michel de Certeau.
An essay by Panayiota Chrysochou of the University of Edinburgh examining the depiction of bodily trauma in Ballard's novel and its semiotic implications, with reference to Baudrillard, Derrida, and others.
An essay by Sarah Rose Cole of Columbia University which considers Balzac's novel as characterizing the emergence of a recognizably French bildungsroman narrative as well as investigating its influence on Thackeray's Pendennis.
An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, analysing various aspects of Barnes ironic book. Topics discussed include narrative voice and structure; Levi-strauss's concept of bricolage, as well as Barnes and Barthes similar outlook to the study of history.
A paper by Reuven Tsur, a Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University, presenting a detailed close reading of this poem, involving an exploration and application of the aesthetic models of Aristotle, Addison, Lessing, Coleridge and others.
A close reading of this sonnet by Reuven Tsur, analyzing the effects of organising principles, such as Baudelaire's use of contrasts, symmetries and patterns, with reference to the ideas of literary critic Maud Bodkin and comparisons with Coleridge.
An essay by Martin Japtok of West Virginia State College analysing this novel alongside Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey. Amongst other things it looks at the bildungsroman narrative as an effective means of studying the impact of empire.
An essay by Kim Howey of University College London analysing this poem and John Ashbery's 'Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror'. Amongst other things it discusses Bishop's usage of imagery and features several close readings.
In this essay, Catherine Cucinella of California State University looks at the role of the grotesque in Bishop's poem, and its relationship to gender and sexuality. With reference to Bakhtin, Lacan, Kristeva and others.
An essay by Martha Marinara, an Assistant Professor at Armstrong State College, looking primarily at the roles of imagery and gaze in this poem, with reference to the work of Lacan, Foucault, and others.
An academic article by R. Paul Yoder of the University of Arkansas examining Blake's conception of language in general as well as an analysis of Jerusalem. It also contrasts Blake's ideas with Locke's work on language.
A paper by Matthew Green of The University of Nottingham presenting a reading of this work in relation to developments in cognitive science and theories of identity, particularly those relating to Dissociative Identity Disorder.
An essay by Monika Hope Lee of Brescia University College which asserts that this novel is "a scathing critique of laws and ideologies governing the family, marriage and mothering". The analysis centres on Brontë's depictions of mother figures.
A paper by Nina Pelikan Straus, a Professor of Literature at Purchase College, suggesting how neurobiological-psychoanalytic approaches to metaphor - particularly those of 'fire' and 'gaze' - elicit intense emotional reactions in the reader.
An essay by Kirstin Hanley, an Assistant Professor at SUNY Fredonia, looking at the role of female relationships in Jane's education, with particular reference to the works of Mary Wollstonecraft and analysis of several excerpts.
An essay by Emily Allen and Dino Franco Felluga of Purdue University. It primarily looks at the relationship between Victorian Gothic and Opera, using a musical adaptation of Jane Eyre as a focal point.
A paper by Cristina Ceron investigating the role of the Byronic hero in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Ceron looks at the relationship between Jane and Rochester, and how Brontë effectively incorporates Gothic elements into an ostensibly realist narrative.
An essay by Ivonne Defant of the University of Trento exploring the theme of the imprisoned and socially-marginalized woman in Brontë's famous novel, and the German writer Eugenie Marlitt's Die zweite Frau.
A scholarly article by Vicky Simpson of the University of New Brunswick investigating the role of storytelling and autobiography in the novel, arguing that Jane implicitly "challenges social institutions by gaining the authoritative position of storyteller".
A comparative analysis of Jane Eyre and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca by Marta Miquel-Baldellou of the University of Lleida, outlining the interpretative evolution of the main characters in Brontë's novel.
An essay by Patricia Gott, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, discussing female captivity and empowerment in relation to Jane Eyre, as well as Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
An essay by Jennifer Judge, York University, which explores Brontë's satiric criticism of mid-Victorian gendered idealogical systems, as well as investigating possible reasons for interpretive confusion of this novel.
A chapter from Caught in the Act by Joseph Litvak, a book exploring the theatricality in the nineteenth-century English novel. This chapter looks at authority and subversion in Brontë's novel, with reference to readings by several prominent theorists.
An essay by Anne Longmuir of Kansas State University which builds on contemporary Victorian accounts of emigrating spinsters for an analysis of the heroine of this novel and her relationship to English national identity.
An academic article by Nicole Bush which explores the role of fashion in this novel and the extent to which its narrator employs her choice of dress in negotiating foreign environments. With references to the work of Sara T. Bernstein and others.
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.
A paper by Simon Hay of Massey University which addresses Browning's poem as a colonial discourse. Utilizing Homi Bhabha' s theory of colonial mimicry, Hay focuses on Caliban's expressions of his relationship with Prosper.
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 Merja Polvinen on Byatt's Booker prize-winning novel. Polvinen sets out to discuss Possession as a realisation of the author's theories on self-conscious realism, discussing many aspects of the book and featuring several close readings.
An essay by Tracey Colvin of the University of Maryland which considers the physical beauty of the titular character as a type of disability before investigating some of the dramatic, social and political effects of these character attributes.
An essay by Colin Jager, an associate professor at Rutgers University, exploring the role of 'Occidentalism' in Byron's poem with reference to the work of philosopher Akeel Bilgrami and his rehabilitation of 'enchantment'.
An essay by David Roessel examining Byron's narrative poem and the historical events which may have influenced it, particularly concerning Lord Elgin's removal of the Parthenon marbles; with analysis of extracts from the poem.
An essay by Emily A. Bernhard Jackson of the University of Arkansas investigating this narrative poem from the question of how knowledge is produced - a recurrent theme of Byron's later work (according to the author).