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Caleb Williams
by William Godwin

A scholarly article by Quentin Bailey, San Diego State University, which argues that Godwin's concerns in this novel regarding criminal justice were inspired by the justicial reforms which followed in the wake of the Gordon Riots of 1780.
A chapter from Nerves and Narratives: A Cultural History of Hysteria in 19th-Century British Prose by Peter Melville Logan, examining the structure and narrative voice Godwin employs in this novel.
An essay by Thomas Pfau, an Associate Professor at Duke University, discussing thematic similarities between this novel, Blake's The Book of Urizen, and Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

Caliban upon Setebos
by Robert Browning

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.

by Caryl Phillips

A scholarly article by Sylvie Chavanelle which explores some of the parallels between the narratives of this novel's two protagonists, Cambridge and Emily.

by Sandra Cisneros

An essay by Heather Alumbaugh, an Assistant Professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, exploring narrative voice, its relationship to the subject of migration, and the figure of the "narrative coyote" in this novel.

by Sheridan Le Fanu

An essay by Mark M. Hennelly, Jr of California State University, applying a liminal reading of this novel, assessing previous criticism, as well as relating it to the work of cultural anthropologist Victor Turner.

The Cask of Amontillado
by Edgar Allan Poe

An extensive analysis of the story by Elena V. Baraban of the University of Victoria exploring the motivations of the murderous protagonist, with assessments of other critical interpretations and close readings of key sections.

The Castle
by Franz Kafka

In this essay, Peter Goldman of Westminster College draws on the work of René Girard and others to explore Kafka's conception of internal mediation and transcendence in this novel.

The Castle of Otranto
by Horace Walpole

An essay by Clifford J. Kurkowski which sets out to accurately define the term Gothic before examining how Gothic features manifest themselves in Walpole's novel.

by Pawel Huelle

A paper by Dariusz Skórczewski, a Fellow at the University of Illinois-Chicago, exploring, in particular, this novel's relationship to the work of Thomas Mann.

The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

An essay by Eric Lomazoff assessing various critical responses to the novel.
Essay by Glorianne E. Scott asserting that the employment of Freud's interpretations of dream objects can unveil the psychological basis for the protagonist's obsessions.
A paper by Laura Routti using The Catcher in the Rye as a case study for the analysis of the relation between translation and norms.

by Joseph Heller

A paper by Robert M. Young for a conference at the University of East London. It analyzes the novel's characters and themes from a mainly Kleinian perspective, concluding that the book is ultimately about ideals and institutions under duress.
A contemporaneous review of the novel for The New Republic by Robert Brustein.

Cat's Eye
by Margaret Atwood

An essay by Marta Dvorak which explores this novel as a Künstlerroman - a narrative that documents its protagonist's artistic development. Dvorak examines the text's engagement with the visual arts and looks at the poetic devices Atwood employs.

by Louis Zukofsky

An essay by Andrew Eastman of the University of Strasbourg exploring some of the issues surrounding Zukofsky's translation of Catullus's Latin verse.

The Cement Garden
by Ian McEwan

An essay by Nick Ambler examining this novel's socio-cultural context, with emphasis on the discrepancy between the protagonist's psychological and physical worlds.

Certificate of Absence
by Sylvia Molloy

An academic article by Michael Hardin of Bloomsburg University exploring how this novel, as well as Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body and Helena Parente Cunha's Woman Between Mirrors, challenges binary constructions.

by Ama Ata Aidoo

An essay by Ibrahima Ndiaye exploring how Aidoo uses space and time, as well as illustrating the semiotic analysis of spatial and temporal patterning in her novel.

by Peter Ackroyd

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, examining the post-modernist implications of Ackroyd's novel. It looks at this author's work in general before progressing to a study of Chatterton, highlighting in particular the impartiality of the writer's narrative stance.
An essay by Stefanie Albers of the University of Duisburg-Essen exploring the phenomenon of the haunting, and how it manifests in Ackroyd's multi-layered narrative.

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
by George Gordon Byron

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).
An essay by Ann T. Gardiner of the International University of Germany examining the relationship between Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Corinne, by Madame de Staël.

Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke

An academic article by David N. Samuelson providing a close examination of several of the technological ideas and themes which dominate Clarke's novel.
An article by John Huntington exploring the theme of unity in Childhood's End with reference to Clarke's notions of progress: technological and evolutionary.

The Children of Violence
by Doris Lessing

A paper by Lamia Tayeb of the University of Human and Social Sciences, Tunisia. It considers the motif of the journey in Lessing's quintet through an in-depth analysis of characters, structure and themes.

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

An essay by Debra Channick of University of California arguing that in this poem Coleridge provides a coherent exploration of repetition in several forms.
In this essay Anne C. McCarthy assesses the dialogue between knowledge and stupidity in this poem, as well as Coleridge's conception of the sublime.

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

A chapter from Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination, called 'Spectacular Sympathy: Visuality and Ideology in Dickens's A Christmas Carol' by Audrey Jaffe. It argues that this is Dicken's most visually evocative text.
An essay by Brad Fruhauff of Loyola University exploring the enduring appeal of Dickens' narrative, drawing in particular on Julian Wolfreys’s notion of 'hauntology' and Emmanuel Levinas’s ethics of the other.
In this paper Lothar Cerny examines the idea of revisiting the past and how it is explored in A Christmas Carol.
An essay by Adelene Buckland of Newnham College exploring both the material and symbolic role of 'the fireside' in A Christmas Carol and Our Mutual Friend.

The Chronicles of Narnia
by C.S. Lewis

A paper by Cathy McSporran of the University of Glasgow looking at contrasting representations of God in Lewis's series and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.

by Clifford D. Simak

An essay by John Ower exploring the ambivalence which he believes characterizes this novel through an analysis of 'Aesop' and narrative structure.

City of Glass
by Paul Auster

An essay by Richard Swope exploring the relationship between this novel's protagonist and the city he inhabits, referencing Henri Lefebvre's spatial theories.

by Samuel Richardson

An essay by Clare Sims examining the factors comprising the nature of repentance in this novel, with reference to critical assessments of the narrative by James H Maddox, Rosemary Bechler and others.

by Regina Maria Roche

A scholarly article by Anthony Mandal of Cardiff University called 'Revising the Radcliffean Model'. It explores how the work of Ann Radcliffe impacted on Clermont and Austen's Northanger Abbey.

The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

An essay by Danette Di Marco of Slippery Rock University discussing this novel and the film adaptation, as well as Walker's autobiographical The Same River Twice.

Coming Up for Air
by George Orwell

An essay by Simon Goulding which explores various aspects of the suburban space in which this novel is set and how it impacts on its characters.

The Confidence Man
by Herman Melville

An academic article by Andrew Green of the University of Birmingham presenting a comparative analysis of this novel and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

The Conservationist
by Nadine Gordimer

A paper by Benaouda Lebdaï exploring the roles of Zulu culture, the Apartheid system, and Gordimer's depiction of the relationships between blacks and whites in her sixth novel.

Conversation with a Cupboard Man
by Ian McEwan

An essay by Richard Pedot, a Professor at University Paris Dauphine, analyzing various issues relating to the narrator's rendering of language in this short story.

by Madame de Staël

An essay by Ann T. Gardiner of the International University of Germany examining the relationship between this novel and Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

The Corsair
by George Gordon Byron

In this essay Tom Mole of McGill University explores the diet of Byron's protagonist and the role of food in this poem.

by Don DeLillo

A paper by Scott Rawlings of Deakin University illustrating how the behaviour of this novel's protagonist is informed by Adam Smith's neoclassical economics, with reference to Cartesian theory and Nietzsche's ideas on Christianity, civilization and ancient Greek culture.
An extensive review of the novel by James Wood, focusing on the central character as well as considering the novel's form and structure, with excerpts.

by Witold Gombrowicz

George Gasyna provides a new reading of Gombrowicz's last novel.

Cotton Comes to Harlem
by Chester Himes

An essay by Christopher Gair of the University of Birmingham looking at this novel's reletionship to jazz, with analysis of several extracts.

The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas

A paper by Geoffery Winthrop-Young exploring the theme of communication in this novel, suggesting in part that it anticipated the information age.

Count Zero
by William Gibson

An essay by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. discussing this novel and its relationship to Gibson's Neuromancer.

The Country of the Pointed Firs
by Sarah Orne Jewett

A paper by Melissa Richardson which considers various readings of this novel, both as a feminist text and a 'transcendental text'.

by Günter Grass

An essay by Jaroslava Gajdosova comparing social constructions of memory in this novella and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

by J.G. Ballard

An article by Nicholas Ruddick examining the novel and critical reactions to it, most notably an essay by cultural theorist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard.
Two essays both discussing Crash, mainly in the context of Baudrillard's concept of simulacra and its presence in Science Fiction.
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 Paul Youngquist of Penn State University looking at the role of photography in the narrative, with discussion of several excerpts.

Crick Crack, Monkey
by Merle Hodge

An essay by Martin Japtok of West Virginia State College analysing this novel alongside Simi Bedford's Yoruba Girl Dancing. It looks at the bildungsroman narrative as an effective means of studying the impact of empire.

Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

A section by Richard Gill of Pace University, from Dostoevsky Studies, exploring - with close readings - the notion that the bridges of St. Petersburg function as a motif reflecting the course of the protagonist's internal drama.
A section by Steven Cassedy of California University, from Dostoevsky Studies, looking at the formally controversial epilogue in Crime and Punishment.

The Crossing
by Cormac McCarthy

An academic article by Chris Powici of the University of Stirling looking at the role of the wolf in McCarthy's novel, particularly from the perspectives of Jacques Derrida and the travel writer Barry Lopez. With analysis of several excerpts.

A Cruel Madness
by Colin Thubron

An essay by Cornelia Wächter of Bielefeld University analyzing how the protagonist of this novel negotiates his environment, with reference to work by Michel de Certeau, Foucault, and others.

The Crying of Lot 49
by Thomas Pynchon

In this essay Anindita Dutta adopts a scientific approach, involving an exploration of entropy in thermodynamics and information theory, to expound on this narrative.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon

An essay by Raoul Eshelman exploring the nature of the disability of this novel's narrator, Christopher Boone, and how this relates to issues of aestheticism, transcendence, performatism, and postmodernism.