THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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J.G. Ballard Literary Criticism

The Atrocity Exhibition

An article by Nick Perry and Roy Wilkie of the University of Strathclyde examining in part the structure of Ballard's book and some of the reasons for his decisions regarding narrative.

Rushing to Paradise

An essay by Lucy McAllister of the University of Otago focusing mainly on the novel's central character and how factors of the narrative relate to each other.

Vermilion Sands

An article by William M. Schuyler, Jr. examining the stories in this collection from a psychoanalytic standpoint with particular reference to Jungian theories.

Crash

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.