An essay by Monique R. Morgan of McGill University exploring the role of inductive reasoning in the novel, with reference to Hume and Bacon, as well as an appraisal of Shelley's narrative techniques and an assessment of the novel's relation to the gothic.
An essay by Anne Williams of the University of Georgia claiming that this novel is a hybrid of male and female Gothic conventions. It explores Shelley's representations of masculinity and femininity, as well as her complex frame narrative.
A paper by Sherry Ginn of Wingate University exploring themes of procreation and death by applying Erik Erikson's theory of psychosocial development to Shelley's life in an in-depth analysis of the famous story.
An essay by Richard S. Albright which assesses a number of readings before proposing that "the novel is permeated by narrative rhythms that work to complicate constantly the reader's perception of time". Includes analysis of several excerpts.