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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.