A chapter from Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel by Joseph Litvak, who discusses several aspects of the novel but pays attention to how Eliot set her work apart from sensationalist fiction.
An academic article by Virgil Martin Nemoianu of Loyola Marymount University, which looks at several scenes from Eliot's novel, focusing particularly on the presence of Spinoza's philosopical ideas within the text.
An essay by Monika Müller, University of Cologne, examining issues of race, gender and identity - both individual and social - in this novel, and also Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Dred.
An essay by Tim Watson, a Professor at the University of Miami, analyzing this novel and Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical in the context of scientific enquiries into race and descent, with reference to the Morant Bay uprising in Jamaica.
An essay by Clare Pettitt of King's College exploring social, cultural and historical meaning in Dickens' text, as well as "associationist" reading and "thing theory" through an examination of Peggotty's workbox.
A paper by Adam McCune of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which investigates how the themes of idleness and parasitism are juxtaposed with labour and hard work in the novel, with especial attention to the characters of Jack Maldon, Tommy and Sophy Traddles, and Caroline Crewler.
A paper by Margaret Price which examines the character of the hero's aunt, Betsey Trotwood, in Dickens's celebrated semi-autobiographical novel. Price focuses in particular on the notion of the 'masculine female'.
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 Tolstoy's War and Peace.
A chapter from Vanishing Points: Dickens, Narrative, and the Subject of Omniscience by Audrey Jaffe examining the author's narrative techniques in conveying the public and private spheres of the novel's characters to the reader.
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.
A paper by Marius Crisan of West University, presenting a reading of Stoker's famous novel from a mythical standpoint, with an overview of other critical assessments, including those of Elizabeth Miller and Stephen Arata, in regards to the relationship between Western and Eastern Europe in the narrative.
A substantial extract from the book Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow, edited by Elizabeth Miller, which assesses the extent to which Stoker was influenced by the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler in the creation of his famous Count.
A scholarly article by Maria Parsons asserting that "the nineteenth-century lunar influenced, fanged-vampire exploits age-old links between serpents, female sexuality and menstruation". Parsons focuses on the character of Lucy Westenra.
An essay by Kristy Butler, University of Limerick, which explores the constructions of 'self' and 'other' in Stoker's novel, with reference to iek's notion of parallax, Edward Saids seminal Orientialist critiques, and Freud's theories of the uncanny'.
An academic article by Gill Davies of Edge Hill College of Higher Education emphasizing the importance of location in Dracula's narrative, and how this corresponds with imperial and national anxieties.
An essay by Diane Long Hoeveler of Marquette University examining the literary manifestions of scientific ideologies, including physiognomy, criminology, and sexology, in Dracula and The Lair of the White Worm. The essay references work by Havelock Ellis, Cesare Lombroso, W. B. Carpenter, and Richard von Krafft-Ebing.
A chapter from Another Kind of Love: Male Homosexual Desire in English Discourse, 1850-1920 by Christopher Craft, which explores, with reference to various theorists and several close readings, inversion and paranoia in Dracula.
In this essay Eleni Coundouriotis analyzes Stoker's narrative from a historical perspective, particularly the role of the Ottoman empire in Eastern European history and the hybrid indentification of Count Dracula.
An essay by Monika Müller, University of Cologne, examining issues of race, gender and identity - both individual and social - in this novel, as well as the same author's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and George Eliot's Daniel Deronda.
An essay by Kevin Williams exploring the relationship between democracy, capitalism, imperialism and globalization, and how they are represented in Herbert's Dune novels. With reference to the work of Gregory Bateson.
An essay by Dr Sophie Blanch of the University of Surrey exploring several aspects of this novel, particularly its socio-historical context through a consideration of Lehmann's relationship with twentieth-century modernism and the Victorian past.