THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Joseph Conrad Literary Criticism

Heart of Darkness

An essay by Carole Stone and Fawzia Afzal-Khan examining issues of gender and race in Conrad's famous text, with reference to the work of Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Edward Said and others, as well as an exploration of the novella's structure.
An essay by Jakob Lothe of the University of Oslo looking at narrative and ethics in Conrad's novel and works by Franz Kafka and W.G. Sebald.
An essay by Gareth Rowlands on the plot and themes in Conrad's novel.
An academic essay by Dr Robert Berry of the University of Otago providing a detailed examination of parallel ideology And experience in Conrad's novel and Dostoevsky's Notes From The House Of The Dead.
An essay by Shirley Galloway examining empire, ideology and transformation in this novel and E.M. Forster's A Passage to India.
An academic article by Mark A. Wollaeger of Washington University discussing the influence of Heart of Darkness on later modernist texts.

The Secret Agent

An essay by David Mulry of Odessa College which examines the social and political climate that informed events in this novel, most notably the Greenwich Bombing of 1894.
An essay by Chang Chih-chen focusing on the revolutionist vision of Conrad's depiction of London at the end of the nineteenth-century.
In this essay Brandon Colas considers this novel as a critique of late Victorian gender roles.

Typhoon

An essay by Nels C. Pearson, an assistant professor at Tennessee State University, assessing various interpretations of this novel.
A paper by Debra Romanick Baldwin, an associate professor at the University of Dallas, discussing the role of comedy in Typhoon and Primo Levi's The Monkey's Wrench. With analysis of several excerpts from both texts.

Lord Jim

An academic article by Randall Stevenson of the University of Edinburgh discussing issues of chance and control through an examination of the protagonist's actions and several scenes.

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'

An essay by Stephen Ross, an associate professor at the University of Victoria, looking at the role of fetishization in this novella and Conrad's engagement with ancien régime values.

Victory

An academic article by Ian Robinson discussing this novel and various critical responses to it from, among others, F.R. Leavis, E.M. Forster, and Dwight H. Purdy.

The End of the Tether

A scholarly article by Holger Nüstedt on the role of initiation in Conrad's short story.

Karain

An essay by Michele Drouart, a lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at Murdoch University, exploring the role of colonialism in this early Conrad short story.