THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Daniel Deronda
By George Eliot

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.
A paper by Marina Ludwigs looking at group destiny and Zionism in Daniel Deronda from the perspectives of phenomenology and generative anthropology.
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 Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay looking at how Eliot uses suggestion and allusion to explore such 19th century taboos as physical relations and the body.
An academic article by Carl T. Rotenberg which speculates on the influence of George Eliot on Sigmund Freud through an analysis of the relationship between Gwendolen Harleth and Daniel Deronda.
In this essay Denise Tischler Millstein of Louisiana State University illustrates how Eliot drew on the work of Lord Byron for subject matter and themes in Danial Deronda.
An essay by Joseph Adamson, a Professor at McMaster University, which draws on psychologist Silvan Tomkins's concept of the "depressive posture" for an extensive analysis of Eliot's last novel.
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.
In this essay, Rosanna Wood looks at the construction of character in Eliot's novel by analyzing several principal characters and critical reactions to them.
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.