THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Crash
By J.G. Ballard

An academic 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.